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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.
Friday, September 26th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills.
Register now to attend the State of the Child Conference sponsored by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County. Registration is limited. Click HERE to access a registration form.
Pass on the Positive and watch it grow!
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Linkenbach, a research scientist, author and consultant who is the founder and director of The Montana Institute (www.MontanaInstitute.com). The Institute works to identify the positive that is occurring in communities and help leaders become more effective in inspiring change.
Dr. Linkenbach will lead conference attendees through understanding and applying the Science of the Positive framework to restore and reinforce a balance of hope and concern in families and in the community. Outer Banks parents and other role models will leave with tools they can readily use in any setting to promote the healthy development of our children and youth. This will be Dr. Linkenbach’s first trip to the Outer Banks and he is excited to be a part of the State of the Child Conference. “I’m honored to bring the Science of the Positive to the people of Dare County, and I can’t wait to see the great work they will do improving the welfare of children and families,” he said.
Photo caption: Jarrod Umphlett of OBX Marina presents Chris Kelley, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation with proceeds benefiting the MaKayla Creef OBRF Supplemental Fund.
On July 15, 2014 MaKayla Creef, a 17-year old from Manns Harbor suffered traumatic injuries as a result of a traffic accident. Local residents quickly came to her rescue. Megan Creef and Catherine Hammil created a Benefit for Makayla that was hosted by Jarrod Umphlett at OBX Marina on Thursday, July 31st. Included in the event was a pig-pickin’, live music, raffles, and a silent auction. Approximately 1,500 residents came from all over Dare County to support her cause and the event raised $46,000!!
Another benefit for MaKayla that took place on Sunday, August 17th was tied to the Wicked Tuna Premier. “Five of the boats on the new series, Wicked Tuna North vs. South, docked at our marina during the winter/filming,” confirmed Jarrod. That event also included a pig pickin’, activities for kids, preview of the Premier, as well as a band. Approximately 250 Dare County residents turned out for this event and $499 was raised on behalf of MaKayla.
“Many, many people and businesses from the area joined in to help the cause,” Jarrod shared. “It was a heartwarming and unifying experience.
Donations to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s Supplemental Fund to benefit MaKayla are still being received at the Foundation.
Browse local art and learn about Outer Banks Charities! Join us at the OBX Arts & Craft Festival taking place on September 3rd and 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Local artists will be showcasing their Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Collages, Photography, Glass, Metal, Fiber Art, Basketry and more! A portion of the artists’ fees from this show helps support the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and N.E.S.T. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/obxartfestival.
Even the threat of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the participants in last weekend’s Sandbar 5K run Kitty Hawk last weekend. All of the runners completed their race and were able to celebrate their accomplishment for a short while before the rain came down. The Outer Banks Relief Foundation thanks everyone that sponsored, volunteered or ran in this year’s Sandbar 5K. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
To see the results of the race, please click HERE.
Nags Head NC (July 21, 2014) –Beach Realty & Construction is once again supporting the PNC Bank Sandbar5K featuring Michelob Ultra. The August 3rd race, which raises funds for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, draws participants of all ages from across the country and around the block to the beach at milepost 4.5 in Kitty Hawk.
The event features prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers and medals for the top 3 finishers by age group. The 500 spots for the PNC Bank Sandbar5K typically sell out in advance.
Beach Realty & Construction is a large full-service real estate company. They provide new construction and remodeling services as well as real estate sales and vacation rentals. Beach Realty & Construction has offices throughout Dare and Currituck counties.
To register visit active.com or outerbanksrelieffoundation.com. The entry fee includes an event T-shirt and an after-party sponsored by Michelob Ultra. Pre-race packet pick-up will be at the Outer Banks Sports Club in Nags Head on Saturday August 2nd between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. You can also pick up your packet on race day from 6:30a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at the starting line.
The Outer Banks Relief Foundation assists people in our community who are burdened with financial difficulties because of a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy of their own or of a family member. Since 2004, the foundation has provided over $1,000,000 to more than 500 local citizens in need.
Photo caption: Pictured from left are Christopher Kelley, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation (OBRF); OBRF volunteer Patty McKenna, Jimbo Ward, President of Beach Realty & Construction; Jason Ward, General Manager of Beach Realty & Construction; and OBRF volunteer and chair of the Sandbar5K, Frank Ausband, DDS.