Restore NYC Fights to End Sex Trafficking in New York
Restore fights to end slavery with a workshop, a shopping benefit, and their first NYC triathalon team

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The past may be closer than it seems. 

Started by Faith Huckel in 2010, Restore NYC is an organization dedicated to bringing an end to an age-old epidemic that is often overlooked and continues to plague society, human slavery. By raising awareness and providing aid to survivors of sex trafficking in New York, Restore NYC has been able to provide safehouses for victims and spread their message of hope to an increasing number of people. Yet in order to continue helping those who have been victimized my modern day slavery, Restore NYC needs your help.

This month, Restore NYC is presenting a number of special offers and events that will help them in their crusade to end slavery in New York.  On Tuesday, July 9, a special benefit sale will be taking place at Barn Joo on 19th/Broadway. Zoetik, a quality jewlery company, is presenting a special collection to help benefit Restore NYC with the launch of a unique shopping party. To RSVP for this event, contact press@zoetik.com. 

Restore NYC has also organized their first team for the 2013 Aquaphor New York City Triathalon. With a group of new and experienced competitors, Restore's triathalon team was made possible by charitable donations and will be racing to help raise awareness about their work. In addition, there is a sex trafficking workshop taking place on Sunday, July 7 in Queens. This event will take place at United Methodist Korean Church of Astoria (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102) and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, contact Tiffany Pyen at tiffany.pyen@gmail.com. You can also help by starting your own fundraiser. With MyRestore, people have the chance to turn their birthday, anniversary, or marathon event into a fundraiser to help end human slavery by registering through their website. MyRestore is a valuable service that has provided this 100% privately funded organization with 15% of their revenue.

Restore NYC provides complete care for their victims by addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is done primarily through their safehouses. The first safehouse for sex trafficking victims was established in 2010 and filled to capacity within only six months. After expanding the facility did not suffice the growing number of people who needed help, they were forced to open a second safehouse two years later in New Jersey. As opposed to other safehouses that are focused on domestic violence and only let people stay for 90 days, these are long term facilities that allow survivors to stay for one year. Though, with the number of sex trafficking victims jumping from 12 to 20 million in four years since 2008, the need for action has never been stronger. Restore NYC reaches 100 victims of sex trafficking annually through their outreach program and with your help, this number can be even greater. 

If you would like to make a seperate donation, visit their website here.

Watch the video below to learn more about Restore NYC: