Auction begins for OBX Room in the Inn, proceeds to benefit local homeless

Published 12:37 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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OBX Room in the Inn’s spring auction is now live. Bids can be submitted online at through June 8, 2023.

This year features many items, from affordable to luxurious, including surf lessons, golf green fees, a chance at the lottery, dinner for two, art and much more. Every dollar raised will go toward supporting local Outer Banks homeless during the harshest, coldest months of the year. Donors can contribute directly to participate in this year’s spring fundraiser by going online or mailing to P.O. Box 1354 in Kill Devil Hills. A goal of $25,000 has been set to continue to provide hot meals, beds and other services through the Room in the Inn’s shelter.

“The need is greater than ever to support our homeless,” said OBX Room in the Inn’s president Gail Hutchison. “The people staying in our shelter are hard-working, honest, and capable individuals who have fallen on hard times. We need everyone’s help to fulfill our mission of making sure that no one in our community has to wonder where they are going to stay the night.”

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OBX Room in the Inn is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization established in 2009 that provides food and shelter to homeless adults in the Outer Banks community. Over the past 12 years, the group has assisted hundreds of individuals in need. Those who need refuge, a warm bed, food or assistance with other services should call 252-255-1133. Donations to support this program year-round are appreciated.