Our Vision

As students in the 15th Vision and Impact Program of Next Level Trainings, part of our transformational curriculum is to create a large-scale community service project for a local non-profit organization. Our team has chosen to support Gracehaven, and we are honored to create massive results for them over the next 24 days. The domestic child sex trafficking crisis is in our own backyard. In order to create a safe community where children are free to be children, we are supporting Gracehaven which provides a comprehensive, active approach to effectively meet the needs of everyone impacted by human trafficking. Together, we can eradicate domestic child sex trafficking.

Our Results

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$220,322
Fundraised

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2,355
Items Donated

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4,665
Volunteer Hours

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2
Events Held


VIP 15 Columbus proudly supports Gracehaven

Ohio is in the top five states for the most human trafficking cases in the nation. Approximately 1,200 children in the state of Ohio are victims of domestic child sex trafficking each year, and over 3,000 children are at risk. We at Next Level Trainings are working passionately with Gracehaven to create a world where children can be children and are never subjected to the horrors of child sex trafficking again. The mission of Gracehaven is to stop the cycle of child sex trafficking by providing services such as survivor care and support, residential housing, prevention education, intervention trainings, and community collaboration. Gracehaven is creating a new life for children who have experienced unimaginable hardship. Your contribution will support us in creating empowerment, unity, and love with Gracehaven as we work to mitigate and end child sex trafficking in Ohio and beyond.


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Our Team

OUR TEAM LEADERS

Team Captains
Kristy Meyer
Chele Ruthemeyer
Traci McGuire

Fundraising Committee
Cindy McCain, Captain
Brian Metzbower, Captain

Accounting Committee
Schlaine Hutchins, Captain
Jon Wong, Captain

Social Media Subcommittee
Vanessa Loebsack, Captain
Dani Eiting, Captain

Graphic Design Subcommittee
Christina Jones, Captain
Liz Swartzel, Captain

Media (TV, Radio, etc.)
Justin Kershaw, Captain
Cassie D'Aula, Captain

Event Committee
Marcie Linder, Captain
Chet Ridenour, Captain

Communications Committee
Abigail Lambert, Captain
Ashley Woodard, Captain

Tangible Goods Committee
Shalonda Mason, Captain
Tom Petrie, Captain

Improvements Committee
Brock Miller, Captain
Derek Damron, Captain

Benchmarking
Mike Lee, Captain

Blanket Committee
Stacy Smith, Captain
Chelsea Rasmussen, Captain

Legacy Art Piece
Corey Rasmussen, Captain
Bridget Morford, Captain

Inspirational Lead
Kate Belzer, Captain

Photo/Video Committee
Renee Michael, Captain
Crystal Flynn, Captain

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Amy Moberger

Athena Inembolidis

Dana Butler

Debbie Marks

DJ Sullivan

Evan Michael

Frank Reed

Jamey Waechter

Jaryee Tarpeh

Joellen VanHouten Whatman

Josie Kropf

Karen Tulga

Kean Dillon

Kelly Fernandez

Lisa D'Amico

Margaret Shanley

Marla Kerr

Melanie Abendshien

Michele Hager

Ron Rummel

Sandy Costello

Tim Quinn

Tina Cline

Valarie Whitman


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