FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2014
Nags Head, NC –The Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce they have surpassed a major milestone in the giving of over One Million Dollars in financial aid and support to people living in our Outer Banks community who are struggling due to a debilitating disease or who have experienced a tragedy in their lives. This milestone accomplishment in such a relatively short period of time since the Relief Foundation’s inception in 2005 can only be attributed to the dedication and hard work of the entire Board of Directors and staff and the incredibly generous, caring hearts of the entire community.
Since 2005, the mission-driven Relief Foundation has helped over 500 struggling individuals/families from Corolla to Hatteras with more than $1,028,000 in financial assistance. While these people are recovering or undergoing debilitating regimes of recovery, rehabilitation, chemotherapy and/or testing, the Relief Foundation steps in and makes payments on their behalf for tests, equipment or medications not covered by insurance or Medicaid and for their rent or mortgage, utilities and other living expenses.
A testimony received from a Dare County resident with Lou Gehrig’s disease… “For your most generous gift, your care, your compassion, your encouragement; our enormous thanks! To realize the Outer Banks is a community which surrounds us with love, the beauty of nature each day and the hand of God as we go through these difficult times, we are thankful.”
John Bond Gillam, III, President and co-founder of the Relief Foundation said, “We have found our niche and are fulfilling a need in our community. I am filled with overwhelming pride and joy, and a heart filled with deep gratitude for the overwhelming support of our donors and benefactors that allows us to lift the spirits and ease the burdens of the needy in our community.”
The mission of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Inc. is to provide financial assistance and support to individuals who struggle with debilitating diseases or illnesses or who are experiencing personal tragedies in their lives. Funding to meet this mission is raised through various fundraising activities such as the Couture by the Shore Fashion Show in the spring and the Sandbar 5K Race in the summer, through 50% of the net proceeds of the Outer Banks Sporting Events racing events, and the direct support from caring individuals and businesses. For more information about the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, visit our website or contact the administrative office at (252) 261-2004.