Sold Buy the Sea Realty organizes Cross Creek Craft Beer & BBQ Bash FundraiserPosted by Sold Buy the Sea Realty on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 1:37 pm
Hurricane Florence ripped through coastal Carolina communities in September devastating cities, neighborhoods, and a countless number of homes. The Cross Creek community in Hampstead North Carolina was not exempt from this destruction that left at least 70 families displaced. In fact, Cross Creek’s many residents and their dozens of homes may have bared the worst of the storm’s aftermath as flooding had become one of many concerns for these residents. Not only did the rising flood waters cause residents to gut and abandon their homes and prized possessions, but the water itself turned deadly as a combination of washed out sewage lines and toxic chemicals from garages spilled into the flood waters and entered homes. Amid such destruction and devastation, the power of community and togetherness has never been more vital to restoration and recovery.
With that in mind Sold Buy the Sea Realty, community volunteers, and sponsors organized the Cross Creek Craft Beer & BBQ Bash fundraiser hosted by Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. During the event, the local craft brews were pouring steady, and the delicious BBQ was enjoyed by all. Leaf & Barrel was packed with members of the community looking to have some fun and connect with the community while helping Cross Creek residents. Some of the festivities included a live DJ for entertainment, T-shirts for sale, a raffle, and a silent auction to name a few. The wonderful success of the event can be contributed to the incredible donations and volunteers that include but are not limited to, Aquesta Bank, Kixx Builders, Inc. Kixx Outfitters, The Tailg8tr Grill, Topsail and South Topsail Elementary Schools Bake Sale, Phillip Bruce NC General Contractor, Spencer Jarnagin Inspections, SunBelt Rentals and the Czepiel Family. As well as donations from P&L Palms, Piggly Wiggly, The Health Institute of Hampstead, Wilmington Business Journal, Cumulus Radio Station Group, and of course Leaf & Barrel for hosting and donating a percentage of sales from the day! In total, $12,210.00 was raised during the fundraiser, and the proceeds were donated to the Cross Creek HOA for the benefit of its residents. Together we are not only Carolina strong, but locally strong as well.