Jamie and Jennifer Orr heard about Restore One from a friend at their church and soon after they attended the first Stand for One gala, which is when they decided to start sponsoring Restore One. They are the parents of two little boys, and the mission of Restore One spoke to them specifically because they were addressing the needs of male victims in sex trafficking. “When I think about one of my boys being victimized in that way, I’m horrified and my protective instincts go into overdrive, so it made sense to take that passion and strong sense of justice and support the mission of Restore One,” said Jamie Orr.
They have been supporting Restore One before they even had a house or land and that was a step of faith. They believe that partnering with an agency like Restore One is one way to live out the Gospel daily.
“We caught onto their vision, and we believe in the need and God’s calling on Chris and Anna to do this work. We really enjoyed each milestone along the way —including our tour of the Anchor House — and we can’t wait to see the vision come to fruition this year.” When they support Restore One they like that they’re giving their money to a local agency that’s truly making a difference by addressing a very under-served group. “They’re opening the only safe house in the country for male victims of sex trafficking. What an amazing thing to be a part of!” This also allows them to know that, in honor of their own sons, they are supporting a group that works with boys.
While neither Jamie or Jennifer have experienced serious trauma in their own lives, such as sexual abuse or sex trafficking — they know and understand the corruptive nature of sexual sin. But they are big on the fact that they don’t think someone has to have a personal experience with the issue of human trafficking to be impacted by it and to be motivated to help. When they aren’t working and volunteering they enjoy hiking, being outdoors, playing Monopoly with their kids and reading.
Thank you so much for being a volunteer/donor at Restore One. We look forward to opening The Anchor House in 2017, and we could not do this work without you. Thanks!