We’re In This Together, The Sun Will Rise Again

In these difficult and uncertain times, we just wanted to take a moment to say that we are with you. There are a lot of people in need of a sunrise right now, so remember to check in on your friends, neighbors and family. The need may be closer than you think. Don’t forget that we’re all in...

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Donor Spotlight: Gibby Hall

Name: Gibby Hall Job Title/Company:  Realtor, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services City:  Coastal Virginia How did you first hear about The River Ellis Foundation? When River Ellis passed, I was beyond devastated for my friends.  It is impossible to make sense of such a tragedy. ...

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What does it mean to Give A Sunrise?

To us, a sunrise symbolizes the hope that one needs after enduring a tragedy or unexpected hardship. Giving A Sunrise is providing an act of kindness. It’s giving support. It’s letting someone know they aren’t alone. It’s instilling hope for a brighter tomorrow. After our daughter, River, died, we...

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Supporting a Local Teacher Through Tragedy

After being diagnosed with a dangerous pregnancy complication, a Virginia Beach teacher experienced the unthinkable when she suddenly required surgery to terminate her pregnancy due to the threat against her own health. This teacher found herself in the middle of a difficult financial situation as...

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Bay Colony Olympics Raises $40k For REF

On October 26th, the annual Bay Colony Olympics was held in Virginia Beach. Each year, teams raise money for a local charity to participate in this event. This year’s recipient was The River Ellis Foundation. Participating teams create themes and dress up in elaborate costumes while...

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