Joni Young of Spanish Fork was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” for her service over the past year for the Non-profit organization Operation Underground Railroad, whose mission is to fight the epidemic of child sex trafficking around the world. She was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award for her service and dedication to this cause.
Operation Underground Railroad’s Mission: To shine a light worldwide on the global epidemic of child sex trafficking, and in so doing rescue more children from slavery and assist law enforcement to seek justice for those who violate children. We place survivors on a path to recovery by partnering with vetted aftercare providers. Since 2013, O.U.R. has rescued over 2,100 survivors and arrested over 1,200 traffickers.
Volunteers are the living breathing heart of this organization. They are the true unseen heroes in this fight for children to be free of horrific abuses in this world. They truly are the light in the darkness! This year we honor Joni Young with the Volunteer of the Year Award, for her volunteer service and dedication to this cause. She has dedicated herself tirelessly to be a helping hand and has had an enormous impact on our success.
“Joni is a down to earth good and strong human being. She is such a hard worker. You can tell true character in a person, by the way, they will roll up their sleeves and get any job done that is needed, even the less then glamorous ones, and Joni is this kind of person. What an amazing person she is and what a giving and kind heart she has. She is a hero in our eyes and has helped protect and care for children all over the world by her acts of service to further this cause. Joni, we cannot thank you enough and we are honored to give you this well-deserved recognition.” Operation Underground Railroad.