TowneBank donation supports Outer Banks Relief Foundation

Published 6:35 pm Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s Couture by the Shore fashion show would have taken place earlier this month. The event – where fashion and fundraising unite – has raised over $800,000 for local families in distress due to medical crises or personal tragedies.

“Although it isn’t possible to hold the 10th annual event, the needs of local families remain pressing,” stated a press release from the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. “That’s why TowneBank, the title sponsor of Couture by the Shore, made a $10,000 gift to the Relief Foundation . . . ensuring that relief for Outer Banks community members remains strong.”

“The Relief Foundation has assisted 27 families so far this year, providing financial assistance to purchase adaptive devices for children with special needs, paying rent for families who have a breadwinner out of commission fighting cancer, and stepping in to cover household expenses for community members unable to get back to work due to post-Covid illnesses,” said executive director Patty McKenna. “Townebank is helping keep Outer Banks families strong with this generous gift.”

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The Outer Banks Relief Foundation was founded in 2005 to help pay household bills for people who live or work in the local community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to debilitating illnesses or other personal tragedies. Through fundraising events and the generosity of philanthropists, the Nags Head-based foundation has distributed over $2 million of relief funding to 1,100 local families.

Couture by the Shore will return next year to Duck Woods Country Club with the theme A Day in Havana on May 7, 2022.

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