Breaking the Cycles

Poverty • Abuse • Suffering

The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation has joined worldwide COVID-19 relief efforts with donations to Samaritan’s Purse to support field hospitals in Cremona, Italy, and in New York City. We have also donated to Doctors Without Borders’ efforts in many countries.


The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation provides both funding and manpower to support the efforts of charities around the world. In third world situations, we partner with organizations which address issues such as extreme poverty or who partner with local villagers to develop clean water, infrastructure, and ongoing education. In other parts of the world where that is not an issue, we seek out partners that support the needs and relief of children and families in need.

Celebrating 5 Years of Doing

When ASEA established the Advancing Life foundation in 2015, it set out to tackle the chronic world ills that perpetuate suffering. Partnering with experienced global organizations for long-term impact, the Foundation’s generous donors and volunteer expeditions carry out its ambitious yet simple mission in countries and communities hungry to advance.


Disaster Relief: Nepal Earthquake – This contribution helps with rebuilding as well as creating tarp schools that help protect children from being trafficked out of their home villages.

Mexico Expedition

The foundation embarks on its first humanitarian expedition, joining forces with CHOICE in Mexico. Expeditioners built water cisterns, chicken coops, and outdoor ovens.

Associate Donations

Associates at North America Envision Conference in Dallas assemble and donate 1,000 hygiene kits for the GRACE foundation.

At ASEA’s convention, associates donate $25,000 for earthquake relief in Ecuador.

In Guadalajara, associates at Envision donate baby kits VIFAC during Mexico Envision Conference.

Employee Donations

270 volunteer hours at The Road Home, with a clothing drive, donation sorting, and meals.

400 pounds of food donated to Utah Food Bank.

$7,000 worth of goods and services from corporate employees to Utah Food Bank.

Volunteer work for DCFS Utah, Children’s Justice Center, The Road Home, and Salvation Army.

ASEA Triple Diamond Paul Taira works to build a fence during the Advancing Life Expedition to Ecuador
Inta-Kara Vocational Center

Two separate groups of volunteers embark on the first CHOICE Humanitarian expeditions to Ecuador to begin the construction on perimeter fencing for the Inta-Kara Vocational Center.

Operation Underground Railroad
  • Partnership is announced
  • Rescue mission in Peru saves 10 victims, imprisons three traffickers
  • Two law enforcement canines are to be trained
  • Aftercare shelter aid
  • ASEA associates and executives serve at an O.U.R. aftercare shelter in Cartagena, Colombia
  • Disaster relief in Puerto Rico and Texas
  • Corporate employees hold a donation drive for blankets, coats, hats, and gloves for the homeless in Utah
Operation Underground Railroad
  • Associates participate in an education campaign during the Super Bowl to raise awareness about human trafficking.
  • Advancing Life’s first law enforcement dog, Banner, graduates from training and begins work in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Funding is sent to Malaysia to begin renovation and construction of an Internet Crimes Against Children Center.
  • An O.U.R. mission in Guatemala results in 10 rescues and the arrest of a corrupt judge.
  • An exploratory mission in Nepal results in six rescues and the confiscation of two lists with names of 23 additional victims.
Inta-Kara Vocational Center

Two expeditions to Ecuador with a total of 45 volunteers begin work on the first school building.

Have an Impact/Make a Difference
  • Corporate employees volunteer at community gardens and tie blankets.
  • Food drive for Utah Food Pantry.
Operation Underground Railroad
  • Two law enforcement dogs, Alf and Champ, are trained
  • Operational expenses at the Royal Thai Police ICAC Center are covered
  • Contribution to renovations at the Thailand Victim Receiving Center and Office made, lease for 2019 paid
  • Thailand ICAC reports 117 victims rescued and 119 arrests made
Vision Cambodia
  • Partnership announced
  • 38 wells donated
Disaster Relief
  • Philippines earthquake
Have an Impact/Make a Difference Days
  • Blood drive
  • Building of bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Serving at a food pantry
  • 200 school kits assembled and donated to the City of Joy in Cancun, Mexico
  • Battalion Buddies and paracord bracelets assembled and donated to Operation Gratitude
IntaKara Vocational Center
  • 58 expeditioners over two Ecuador expeditions continue work on the school.
  • The first class of welders begins training; 16 students become the first graduates
Vision Cambodia

Two expeditions with 46 total expeditioners go to Siem Reap

  • 25 wells donated
  • 12 gardens donated
  • 212 newborn kits donated
  • 33 additional wells donated
  • Bathing rooms at a medical clinic funded
Disaster and Pandemic Relief
  • Australia bush fires
  • COVID 19 field hospitals in Cremona, Italy, and in New York City
  • Feed America – 1.1 million total meals provided
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Rise & Rebuild – two nutrition centers built in the Philippines
  • Partnering with Global Foodbanking Network to provide needed funding in Central America and the Southeast Asia region.
2021 Initiatives

Covid-19 Relief
We are committed to responding to the needs of medical aid and testing, sanitation, education, and food insecurity.

Clean Water
1 in 3 people in globally does not have access to clean drinking water. Because clean water is foundation of health, it can help break cycles of poverty by allowing people to focus on education and hold a job. We are committed to providing safe drinking water across the globe.

Through Vision Cambodia, we have funded more than 100 clean water wells.

Clean Water
  • Vision Cambodia – 35 wells donated
  • Funded the build out of a wet lab at the Navajo Technical University in Kirtland, New Mexico in partnership with Dig Deep
  • Funded the build out of a well at an aftercare shelter in Kenya.
Disaster and Pandemic Relief
  • Partnered with Global Foodbanking Network to provide needed funding for food banks in Central America and Southeast Asia region.
  • Partnered with Feeding America to provided needed funding for 600,000 meals
  • Partnered with the US Hunger Project to provide 40,000 meals
  • Partnered with the Salvation Army to provide disaster relief for Kentucky, Louisville County flooding – March 2021
  • Partnered with the Salvation Army to provide disaster relief for Germany flooding – August 2021
Operation Underground Railroad
  • Funded a rescue mission in the Middle East to free 30 women from prison who had been trafficked.
  • Helped to fund the build out of a mobile forensic lab.
  • Funded the training of K-9 Tor who is now part of the Derry Township in Pennsylvania

Known as “La Valle de Intag” Cotacachi, Ecuador is a lush, fertile zone where agriculture flourishes. But with 87% of the population living at the poverty line and 44% depending solely on agriculture, there is a dire need to strengthen economic opportunities in the region.

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Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) was founded in 2013 to provide local and international law enforcement with the specialized resources—training, technology, operatives—needed to track and eradicate child sex trafficking.

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Since 2016, Vision Cambodia has focused on alleviating suffering and improving the lives of rural Cambodians. Their efforts have introduced clean water wells to rural communities, increased literacy through new school facilities, and aided in micro-business development.

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Volunteers Celebrate First Annual Service Impact Week In Tennessee and Utah

Meal kits for food-insecure areas In collaboration with the US Hunger project, ASEA associates and field leaders attending the 2021 North America Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, assembled 40,000 meal kits in honor of Verdis Norton’s birthday and the annual ASEA Impact Week of service.  The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation worked with the Feeding America Foundation […]

DigDeep Partnership Seeks to Solve Water and Employment Challenges for Navajo Natives

The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation is excited to announce its latest partnership, a collaboration with DigDeep. A human rights project, DigDeep focuses on helping indigenous people of the Navajo Nation access clean water.  Roughly one-third of the Navajo Nation lacks clean water or basic plumbing at home. In these areas, 36% of the adult population […]

Migrant Women Rescued from African Prison

Partner of the ASEA® Advancing Life Foundation, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) continues its efforts in Africa to rescue migrant domestic workers who are exploited and trafficked. A recent rescue mission funded by the ASEA foundation led to the release of 30 women who were wrongfully imprisoned in the Middle East. After years in prison, these […]