Danielle Buckingham wrote -Dear friends/family,
So great news, I've decided to train for and run in the ING New York City marathon on November 3, 2013!!! I'm excited to have this opportunity after the events of this past year.
Some of you may or may not know, but last year I applied for and was accepted into the 2012 NYC marathon. Though I had trained to run the 26.2 miles, the marathon was canceled last minute due to the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy. It was a difficult time for a lot of New Yorkers, but I'm happy to say that this year I have a chance to run again, this time for a cause that I really believe in.
I'm running on behalf of the charity Restore, a charity I've been familiar with for several years and that does amazing work in New York. Restore is a charity that works to end sex trafficking locally by providing safe, long term housing, complete care, and needed skills for foreign national survivors. Restore really is an appropriate name; they actively seek God's restoration for the victimized and marginalized.
My goal is to raise $3,000 to support the amazing work that Restore is doing. Anything you could contribute would be greatly appreciated, both your resources and your prayers.
Thanks and God bless!