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2018 Climb for Captives - Ten Year Anniversary

Rob Garey / 2018 Climb for Captives Mt. Hood

Climb for Captives began ten years ago to advance the fight against modern day slavery. Join us this summer as we raise our millionth dollar!
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    Kevin Metzger

    $500.00 / 135 days ago

    So very proud of all the climbers that have such a passion to support a great organization like this. Through their dedication and hard work to successfully climb each time its our priviledge to contribute to this event to help fulfill the mission to end slavery.

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    Jennifer Ostan

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    It’s an honor to fight Trafficking along side you and Rescue: Freedom as you “Climb for Captives!”

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    $76.50 / 139 days ago

    Thank you for the work your doing, Climb for Captives + Rescue Freedom!

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    Robert Dunning

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    Great cause! Proud of your efforts! Prayers for a safe trip!

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    Shannon Coy

    $204.00 / 141 days ago

    Thank you Climb for Captives! Happy ten year anniversary. We thank God for every life changed through this organization.

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    Afton Vander Pol

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    Brian Topp

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    Such an amazing cause. Honored to be a part of the mission!

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    $500.00 / 153 days ago

    What a great cause and what a privilege to give!

About 2018 Climb for Captives - Ten Year Anniversary

UPDATE: a Climb for Captives alumni is generously matching all funds raised in our 2018 climb up to $100,000.  That, coupled with Vanessa and I's match (up to $5,000) will multiply every dollar you give to accelerate Rescue:Freedom's mission to end human trafficking around the world.

Many of you know about the injustice of human trafficking around the world and even in our own communities here in the US. In the summer of 2008, some friends and I decided to celebrate Independence Day a little differently by climbing Mt. Rainier in an effort to raise both awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. It became an annual campaign that we call Climb for Captives, and since then, we have raised over $850,000 to bring freedom to victims of human trafficking around the world.

Each year, we give 100% of the funds raised directly to our non-profit partner, Rescue:Freedom International.  Vanessa, was even able to visit one of Rescue:Freedom's Home of Hope in India in 2007, and see first hand the amazing work they do in rescuing and restoring children out of brothels.  You can learn more about Rescue:Freedom's important work here.

The 2018 Campaign
In the past ten years, we've raised $850,000 to fight trafficking around the world, and this summer, we aim to raise $150,000 to make it $1,000,000 raised in ten years.  On July 30th, I'm coming out of retirement and our team is headed to climb Mt. Hood, the tallest peak in Oregon at 11,249 feet in altitude.  

Who we climb for-- several of the girls in a Home of Hope who have been rescued out of brothels

We pay all the climbing expenses out of our own pockets, and in order to do so, we partner with generous friends, organizations, and sponsors to make this possible, where:

  • $38/month - Give one woman or child safe-housing for a month. 
  • $167/month - Give one woman or child safe-housing and holistic care for a month. 
  • $2,000 - Give one woman or child safe-housing and care for a year. 
  • $5,000 - Provide a rescued girl with the opportunity to pursue a college education or vocational training. 


  • If you have 30 SECONDS... Help us spread the word about the injustice of human trafficking by LIKING our Facebook page and raising awareness about our response.
  • If you have 5 MINUTES... Consider making a donation to Rescue:Freedom from this very page.  Vanessa and I are inviting our community to join us as we match up to $5,000 of donations given through Climb for Captives.
  • If you have 30-60 MINUTES... Lets grab coffee or schedule a call to talk more about this issue!

I deeply appreciate the support this community has brought me in this venture over the past ten years, and we look forward to continuing the fight against human trafficking with your continued encouragement, inspiration, and generosity.

To the summit!

Rob & Vanessa

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