Merry Christmas Nate Campaign Nears Completion
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A central Iowa man is asking for a quarter of a million dollars for Christmas, not for himself but for victims of human trafficking. Nate Beaird launched his Merry Christmas Nate campaign last month. His goal is to raise $750,000 by the end of the year to create a safe house and rehabilitation center in Des Moines for victims. So far, Beaird has raised slightly more than $10,000. He says while the safe house isn't fully-funded, raising awareness about the the issue has been the most rewarding part about the campaign.