GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA—Over 500 local and national abolitionists will gather for the “Stand for One Gala” on Sep. 26 to raise $70,000 for the first shelter for trafficked males in the U.S. that will be spearheaded by local nonprofit, Restore One.
“The Stand for One gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Every dollar donated is a step closer to our goal to open doors to sex trafficked boys through The Anchor House,” said PR Director Persida Montanez.
The gala will begin at 7 p.m. and will be located at the Rock Spring Center in Greenville. It is the second gala that Restore One hosts. The first, which was held on Oct. 2014, was attended by over 400 guests. The gala will include dinner, live music, guest speakers and a silent auction.
Michael Cusick, they keynote speaker, is the Founder and President of Restoring the Soul Ministries, who serves as an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is the author of Surfing for God. Cusick’s personal testimony and heart for healing from sexual baggage and brokenness parallels with Restore One’s mission to restore sex trafficked boys and men.
Rebecca Bender, a former sex trafficking victim and founder of Rebecca Bender Ministries, will be the master of ceremonies. Bender is also an award winning, internationally recognized speaker, author and survivor leader in the movement to eradicate modern day slavery.
“Attendees and donors are as much a part of The Anchor House as the staff and the foundation upon which The Anchor House will be built. Those that will be in attendance are Restore One,” said Montanez.
Tickets are on-sale online.
For more information about the event visit the Restore One website: restoreonelife.org
Watch a video recap of last year’s gala.
Restore One is seeking a PR Director who would begin January 2015. Restore One is a Greenville, faith-based nonprofit and will open the nation’s first shelter for male sex trafficking victims. It is a volunteer position. An application must be filled out in order to be considered.
Ideally, the candidate will commit to at least a year with the organization. Those from journalism/PR backgrounds with previous communication-related internships or work experiences are encouraged to apply.The PR Director will head up the use of WordPress, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Hoostsuite. Being able to engage in media relations and create social media plans is also a part of the job description.Video production experience is a plus.
Contact Persida Montanez, email@example.com for more information about the position.To apply fill out the form on Restore One’s website: http://restoreonelife.org/~restoreo/internship.php
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This years Master of Ceremonies for the Stand for One Gala will Rebecca Bender founder of Rebecca Bender Ministries. Bender was lured out of a small town in Oregon at the vulnerable age of 18. Forced into a life of sex trafficking, Bender was sold around the country for nearly six years. It was in a local church that Bender found healing and restoration. She is an award winning, internationally recognized speaker, author and Survivor Leader in the movement to eradicate modern day slavery. Last year, Rebecca and her husband founded Rebecca Bender Ministries, which brings a message of hope to the masses with a radical and fresh perspective on what it means to live in alignment with God’s will in a modern culture like today. Bender’s remarkable story of overcoming a life of sex trafficking has led her to dedicate her life to positively impacting the world. They live in the Pacific Northwest with their four lively daughters.
Not majoring in social work? No problem. At Restore One, we seek people who are passionate about ending slavery and are enthusiastic, regardless of field of study. We offer first-hand experience that is tailored to students’ majors in a positive environment. Volunteer your time or intern with us for course credit.
We are entering a special, but busy time at Restore One as we prepare for our first shelter for boys who have been victims of trafficking. We are in need of talented individuals to come alongside us for this journey.
Here are some things we need help with:
If there’s a skill set you can use for us or can think of some other way to become involved not listed above, great! Come aboard! Fill out our internship and volunteer application at our website. Become a freedom fighter and be the hope for that one.