ORCA COVID-19 RELIEF CAMPAIGN:
ORCA Thanks You for over $25,000 in 23 days!
Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) COVID-19 Relief Campaign started on April 16 with all of us wondering how it would take off, and if we could raise enough funds to make a difference to hard hit residents in Brunswick County.
At ORCA, we have learned through 10 years of fundraising that residents of Ocean Ridge Plantation continue to surpass expectations every single time, with their generosity for those less fortunate. And you hit a homerun this time around: you donated over $25,000, a record-breaking amount for the ORCA COVID-19 Relief Campaign, for food and shelter, and medical relief challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Within the first six days, residents donated $10,000, enabling ORCA to send its first set of checks to Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), New Hope Clinic, South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC), and the Brunswick Homeless Coalition. Since then, and up until the close of the campaign on May 8, generous residents donated another $15,000, which has been distributed to the following local charities: BFA, SBIC, New Hope Clinic, Brunswick Community College, Carousel Center, and WARM.
ORCA benefitted from Ocean Ridge’s “Merry Maskateers,” Mary Perno, Patti Elsen, Nancy Doukakis and Sue Kemmerer, who sewed a total of 2,625 masks and donated $1,540 to ORCA from their project. Due to the generosity of George Briggs and his 26.2-mile walking marathon, ORCA received over $5,000 in donations.
Once again, we thank you for helping the neediest in our county, by donating to the 40 Brunswick County charities supported by ORCA.
December 2020 Update:
As the detrimental effects (shortages of food) of the pandemic continue in Brunswick County and the entire US, Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) has been able to provide additional funds to two local charities. Brunswick Family Assistance and the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry each received checks for $3,000 in November and each will receive an additional $2,000 in December for a total of $10,000.
Plus $6,000 in November 2020
Plus $4,000 in December 2020
There are several ways you can send individual donations in the form of cash or check directly to ORCA, and even designate the charity or charities you would like to receive your donation.
You can download and complete and the Individual Donation Form and mail it along with your donation to ORCA.
You can donate to ORCA on behalf of a family member or friend who has passed by downloading and completing the Memorial Giving Fund Form and mailing it to ORCA. ORCA will match your donation up to $100 and a note can be sent on behalf of your donation.
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Contribute food and backpacks in support of the Matthews Ministry Backpack Program.