A local family’s home burned down, critically injuring 2 children and destroying all of the family’s belongings. REF provided food and clothing for the family so the mom could concentrate on caring for her children. #GiveASunrise
A Suffolk mom traveled daily to CHKD for several months while her baby underwent surgery and became strong enough to be discharged from the NICU. REF prepaid the toll fees so that the mom could visit her baby each day. #GiveASunrise
A local hospital employee experienced a flood in his home, damaging most of his belongings including the keepsakes of his grandmother who recently passed away. REF provided a hotel for him while his home was cleaned up. #GiveASunrise
A child was brought to CHKD for lifesaving treatment and rehab following a gunshot wound. The family was not able to provide a safe bed for him to return home to, so REF provided a new bed, mattress, pillows and bedding so that he could continue his recovery at home. #GiveASunrise
After a Norfolk teacher had his car stolen, he began riding his bike from Chesapeake to Norfolk daily, never missing a day of work. REF provided Uber and Lyft gift-cards for the teacher to help him get to/from work until he could get a new vehicle. #GiveASunrise
A 19-year-old was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain, but suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. REF helped the family cover the unanticipated funeral costs #GiveASunrise
A 3 month old baby was admitted to CHKD and placed on palliative care. The family did not own a vehicle to visit the baby and worried about germ exposure from the use of public transportation. REF provided the family with transportation so they could visit the baby safely. #GiveASunrise
A Virginia Beach high school student was murdered while walking home from the grocery store. As his family was faced with the unanticipated costs associated with his death, The River Ellis Foundation covered rent to ease their immediate financial burden. #GiveASunrise
When her paralyzed mother was suddenly left without a caretaker, a Virginia Beach woman had to relocate her from Georgia. The daughter was faced with unanticipated moving costs on top of having to take time off work to help her mother move. The River Ellis Foundation covered the moving costs for...
A high school student died suddenly and unexpectedly after an athletic conditioning practice at a Virginia Beach school. The River Ellis Foundation worked with his school to help the family cover the cost of his funeral. #GiveASunrise
After suffering an accidental gunshot wound, a Virginia Beach high school student passed away unexpectedly. Due to the sudden nature of his death, the family was unable to afford a funeral. The River Ellis Foundation helped cover these costs so the family could hold a memorial service....
After a hospital staff member tragically lost her daughter to suicide, The River Ellis Foundation provided airfare for the grandparents to travel from Costa Rica to attend her funeral. #GiveASunrise