By Submitted Story on March 29, 2021
Local Jersey Mike’s restaurants are collecting cash donations for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation during Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving. And March 31 is Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving when 100% of sales at the Nags Head and Southern Shores restaurants are donated to the Relief Foundation.
“When you give to the Relief Foundation, you’re supporting community members who are healing after organ transplant, fighting cancer, recovering from traumatic brain injury, and more,” explains Relief Foundation director Patty McKenna. “So March 31 is the perfect day to treat the office to lunch or buy dinner for the whole family.”
This year’s event is more important than ever since the 2020 Day of Giving had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.
“We couldn’t have the full fundraiser last year and, at the same time, people around us still need help,” says owner Shaun Hayman. “But we have amazing customers and a generous community, so I’m confident that March 31, 2021 will be a record-setting day.”
The Outer Banks’ two Jersey Mike’s restaurants, in Southern Shores and Nags Head, have raised $23,000 for the Relief Foundation over the past 5 years. Both dine-in and takeout purchases on March 31 support local families.
About the Relief Foundation
Since 2005, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has provided support for people who live or work on the Outer Banks and are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease, illness, or other tragedy. Through fundraising events and the generosity of community philanthropists, the Nags Head-based foundation has distributed over $2 million of financial relief to 1,067 local families during their life-changing crises.