"When we allow our children to be sold, to be used as a commodity, to be violated, persecuted...we deteriorate as a civilized community. I am living proof that we must leave a positive legacy."
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) October 31, 2018
Human trafficking survivor, Andi Buerger, the founder of Beulah's Place, and an international speaker will begin the fall speaking tour in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, for government agencies training seminars to prevent human trafficking across the nation.
Buerger stated..."When we allow our children to be sold, to be used as a commodity, to be violated, persecuted, neglected, discarded, and preyed upon by criminal influences, we deteriorate as a civilized community because there is nothing civilized about using the weak, the innocent, the vulnerable for selfish gain. I am living and leaving a positive legacy that can be adapted on any scale for the purpose of saving the future of our country, and that future is our youth."
She was violated at the age of six months to seventeen years old, by all immediate family members and assorted others during that period. Today, the term is trafficking, but back then there was no place to run for help or safety. Her desire for justice led to law school, but she realized justice is less about law and more about action. In 2008, she co-founded Beulah’s Place to help at-risk homeless teens who have been victimized and discarded to die on the streets. Her primary focus and education tool is to engage these street teens and the daily work with law enforcement and the District Attorney's offices to better assess and serve vulnerable youth.
Andi Buerger is speaking nationwide to universities, women's clubs, government agencies, and members of Congress. Her message will also be featured nationwide for winter 2018 and spring 2019. To schedule booking events with Andi Buerger, please email hello(at)edengordonmedia.com.
About Andi Buerger:
Andi Buerger is an international speaker, corporate trainer, educator (junior/senior high; college), business owner, writer, media talent, public relations and marketing consultant, nonprofit executive, and community ambassador. Born in Inglewood, CA, Andi graduated Marywood High School in 1980. She then received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with minors in communications and economics from Loyola Marymount University in 1983. In 1988, she completed her law degree from Western State University College of Law.
Extraordinary opportunities presented themselves to Andi early on because of her passion for serving others and her expert skill sets in communication, public relations, network marketing, business, and administration. From a finalist in the Miss America Teenage Pageant Orange County to the Special Task Force Team Vice Presidential Visit and grassroots congressional campaign manager (Orange County), Andi has had a variety of career paths spanning forty plus years. This includes being an audio voice talent, broadcast personality, actress (briefly!), and corporate video talent.
Andi’s work ethic earned favor early on with CEO’s of such Fortune 500 companies as ABC Worldwide Video Distribution, Multnomah Publishers (where she was a Senior Publicist for authors such as Thomas Kinkade, Russell Cronkhite, Randy Alcorn, and Kim Meeder), TDM/McGraw-Hill, New Vision International, Disneyland Resort and Hotel (Anaheim, CA), Eagle Crest Resorts/JELD-WEN, and more. Andi has engaged in community leadership to promote better living for those less fortunate and fundraising for organizations helping individuals with specific needs. These entities include Habitat for Humanity (Board Member), United Way, Childhelp USA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions Club, Soroptimists International, Stonecroft Ministries International, Special Olympics, and multiple Chamber of Commerce (Board Member).
Currently, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Beulah’s Place, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing temporary shelter services to at-risk homeless teen boys and girls, Andi is in the process of locating a permanent facility in which to rescue and house more at-risk teens. She and her husband, Ed, have been married for 17 years. They live with their very spoiled golden retriever, Dusti, in beautiful Central Oregon. Andi and her husband are involved in church activities and enjoy traveling to Andi’s speaking engagements and other places of interest as often as possible.
“ANDI BUERGER HAS AN INCREDIBLE MESSAGE THAT PACKS A POWERFUL PUNCH. DON’T LET HER PETITE STATURE FOOL YOU. SHE’S LIKE A STICK OF DYNAMITE IN GOD’S HANDS DEMOLISHING LIES WITH TRUTH, DISCOURAGEMENT WITH HOPE AND FEAR WITH PEACE. THOSE WHO HEAR HER STORY DELIGHTFULLY PROCLAIM, “WOW! GOD IS AWESOME.!” ---PAM VREDEVELT, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ESPRESSO FOR A WOMAN’S SPIRIT" AND THE "LETTING GO" SERIES.
“THANK YOU FOR SHARING…WITH US. YOU MUST BE A LIGHT FOR OTHERS IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOU CERTAINLY WERE ON HERE.” --- CHRISTIAN CITY HOME FOR CHILDREN, GEORGIA
“I HAVE TRAINED AND HEARD MANY SPEAKERS, AND FEEL ANDI IS ONE OF THE MOST INTUITIVE AND RIVETING THAT I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HEARING. SHE IS INTELLIGENT, PROFESSIONAL, AND EASY TO WORK WITH AND I WOULD RECOMMEND HER HIGHLY TO SPEAK FOR ANY GROUP.” ---PAT ABERNATHY, REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE, STONECROFT MINISTRIES, INT’L, OREGON
“OF ALL THE CHRISTIAN TESTIMONIES I’VE ENCOUNTERED, ANDI BUERGER’S FAITH JOURNEY IS ONE OF ONLY TWO OR THREE THAT I CAN HONESTLY DEEM MIRACULOUS. ANDI’S STORY BEGINS AT ROCK BOTTOM, BUT THEN SOARS AS AN EAGLE….LIFTING PEOPLE TO CHRIST AND MAKING THEM WHOLE. BE PREPARED FOR A TRULY LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE. ANDI REALLY DOES CARRY THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITH HER WHEREVER SHE GOES.” ---DAVID RUCKER, KTLR, OKLAHOMA