In 2004, a group of people on the Outer Banks raised money for leukemia research in honor of a local child battling the disease. This family became financially distressed during their crisis and they lost their home. The original group of fundraisers founded the Relief Foundation to prevent other local families from facing a similar situation.
Since that time, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has provided over $2 million to 1,067 Outer Banks families in need. Financial assistance is given in the form of mortgage or rent payments, utility bill payments and payment of other critical household bills in amounts generally ranging from $500 to $3,000.
Some examples of what our clients are facing include cancer, serious blood or nerve disorders, spinal injuries, and multiple sclerosis. We work closely with the other charitable and helping organizations here on the Outer Bank and with regional, state and national organizations to coordinate and maximize support.
2021 Board of Directors
Amy Montgomery – President
Teresa Osborne – Vice President
Tess Judge – Treasurer
Susan Clissold – Secretary
Charles “Trey” Shelton, MD
Erin Bateman, Founding Director
John Gillam, Founding Director
Millie Ward, Founding Director
Patty McKenna, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Whitley, Case Managerlee@obrf.org
Jenny Williams, Financial Managerjenny@obrf.org