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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020. It’s a simple idea: whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. By […]

Celebrating $2 Million of Local Impact Through Relief Funding

Nags Head, NC – The Outer Banks Relief Foundation has been providing financial assistance to local families touched by personal tragedy since 2005. This month the Nags Head-based organization, also known as OBRF, is celebrating providing more than $2 million of relief funding to people who live and work here. Kenny Lubosch is one of […]


Local Business Gives Back to the Community

A big thank you to Kitty Hawk Chairs for their recent donation to the the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. “This donation is from Kitty Hawk Chairs to offer assistance to those impacted by COVID.” We’re happy to promote local businesses, please check out their website at www.kittyhawkchairs.com.



May 5, 2020 is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. To educate the community about their mission, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation released a video detailing the types of assistance they provide. About 100 Outer Banks families are made vulnerable each year by […]


These services are most helpful to the people we counsel. A printable version is here. Dare County Department of Social Services – (252) 475-5500 Interfaith Community Outreach – (252) 480-0070 Patient Advocate Foundation (A national organization providing case management, co-pay relief and financial aid to people with all kinds of health challenges) – (800) 532-5274 Beach […]

Tribe OBX presents: The Power of Service

Outer Banks Relief Foundation Executive Director, Patty McKenna, was keynote speaker at the November gathering of Tribe OBX at Sandtrap Tavern in Kitty Hawk. Gather with a conscious community of Outer Banks women dedicated to inspiring and empowering each other to live their best life. Tribe OBX lifts the entire community in their mission to […]


Throwdown Surf Classic Raises Funds for Two Local Families

On September 28, 2019, families, friends, competitors, and volunteers gathered in Southern Shores for the 11th Annual Throwdown Surf Classic. The 2019 event was the largest in its history with 173 competitors, and 37 heats for 15 different divisions.  The organizers, volunteers and sponsors raised $31,000 in total, $15,000 each for Sonny Albarty and family and Ian Simmons and family […]