ATLANTA (NBC) – Former Florida Gators star Tim Tebow joined Attorney General William Barr in the fight against human trafficking.
Barr and First Daughter Ivanka Trump hosted a discussion on human trafficking in Atlanta today.
Barr announced 100 million dollars in grants to help local and tribal communities in their efforts.
Tebow, joined by his wife Demi-Leigh, said the issue became personal to him, after his father – while preaching overseas – rescued four girls from being sold.
“You know, the reason why we got into this was because eight years ago my dad was preaching in a remote country and there were four girls that he was next to that were being sold. And he took out all the money out of his wallet which was $1,250 and he bought those four girls. And then he called me and said, ‘I just bought four girls and not really sure what to do now.’ and I said, ‘that’s ok dad. we’ve got your back,” Tebow said.
The Tim Tebow foundation works with other organizations around the world to prevent human trafficking and help survivors with their long-term recovery.