“GIVING TUESDAY” Outer Banks-Style – Please Help

Giving TuesdayGiving Tuesday is the best party of the post-Thanksgiving time that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As you try to determine which fine charities you would like to support on Giving Tuesday we would like to make a special recommendation…

Last week, abruptly, a bright light on the Outer Banks was extinguished.

Bri Blumenthal, a local 12 year-old, died of a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car when riding her bike on Colington Road, crossing from the school to the Wright Brothers Memorial. The driver was blinded by sunlight and ran the red light. This tragic accident has rocked the Outer Banks to it’s core.

We often say how very proud we are to be part of such an exceptionally generous and thoughtful community and this time has been no exception. Within hours of a GoFundMe site being established to help the Blumenthal family over $40,000 had been raised. To date, more than $57,000 has been raised.  Social media has helped to raise awareness near and far and we hope to help continue to get the news out about this worthy cause.

Scott Blumenthal, Bri’s father, has said the donations will be used to start a foundation in her name to make sure every child in Dare County has a bicycle helmet. He ultimately  hopes to be able to expand that goal to Currituck County and beyond.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for us to open our hearts and make a difference. Please help Scott to begin a new journey for Bri by making a donation to: www.gofundme.com/prayersforbriobx

Please share this story and link on social media. Please help keep the message alive, and please, make sure your children wear bicycle helmets.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.