For more information, contact:
Sondra Collins, Summer Salute Co-Chair
Senior Vice President, Mortgage Community Outreach Officer, North State Bank
RALEIGH, NC . . . While Summer Salute will not host an in-person event this year, North State Bank and Transitions LifeCare are not taking a break from the annual fundraiser that has raised close to $1.9 million in the last two decades. North State Bank’s Summer Salute for Transitions LifeCare will move forward with the Summer Fun Raffle and an online auction, 10 Days of Summer Salute, to be held in May, announced Sondra Collins and Jim Branch, co-chairs for the event. Funds raised from Summer Salute support patients and families in need of hospice and palliative services in our region who otherwise could not afford care. Due in part to this support, Transitions LifeCare is able to serve a higher number of indigent care patients than similar organizations across the country, about eight percent of their patients.
“Transitions LifeCare’s work has continued through the pandemic,” Collins said. “It’s important that we continue to support them. While we would love to gather for an evening of music, dancing, and fun, we cannot yet—but will again. In the meantime, we have fantastic raffle prizes and an exciting online auction in May.”
- Summer Fun Raffle: Tickets are on sale now through Tuesday, May 11, 2021, or until they sell out, whichever comes first, and are available at SummerSalute.com, at North State Bank offices, and through Summer Salute committee members. Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Prizes include a week’s stay in a beautiful home in the Turks and Caicos, plus $1,000 toward airfare; a Yamaha®golf cart; or a men’s or women’s Breitling® The drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, by a Summer Salute representative. The winner does not have to be present. Items not won in this raffle will be added to the “10 Days of Summer Salute” Online Auction.
- 10 Days of Summer Salute Online Auction: After the Summer Fun Raffle drawing, the selected prize will be set aside for the winner and the remaining prizes will be added to other items and opportunities in the online auction: 10 Days of Summer Salute, scheduled for Wednesday, May 12 – Friday, May 21, 2021.
“We hope, in spite of the challenges, that this year Summer Salute will surpass $2 million in funds donated to Transitions LifeCare,” said Jim Branch, event co-chair. “It’s a big milestone. One we measure as much in the number of people helped as we do in dollars raised. We appreciate every individual and business that joins us in this effort.”