Challenging times often provide unique opportunities. After being forced to sacrifice its two major 2020 fundraisers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center certainly faces obstacles, but the non-profit organization continues to move forward and today announces, ‘Crumley House Donation Days,’ set to take place August 19-21, 2020.
The three-day fundraising event, temporarily taking the place of the popular Polynesian Beach Party, will welcome general monetary donations, and more importantly will feature partnerships with regional businesses in an online auction format, providing the chance for local business exposure while raising money for a worthwhile cause.
Media support from WJHL News Channel 11, ABC Tri-Cities, WJHL.com and the family of Bristol Broadcasting radio stations will fuel the event, as will Crumley House social media (Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn) and crumleyhouse.com.
Items on the bidding block may now be previewed by clicking on the event banner at the top of the page at crumleyhouse.com, with the official kickoff and bidding slated for Wednesday, August 19. ‘Donation Days’ auction items include “staycations,” an anti-aging package from Dermatology Associates, a backyard upgrade, virtual personal training sessions, at-home parties, date nights, photography/video sessions and much more – all from businesses located right here in the Tri-Cities. It’s a great way to support The Crumley House and our region.
“In these challenging times, we must strive to push forward and do all we can as a community to maintain our status and functionality as a regional and national leader in brain injury rehabilitation,” said Guynn Edwards, Crumley House Executive Director.
Established in 1992, The Crumley House is the only non-profit brain injury rehabilitation center in the state of Tennessee and relies heavily upon grants and individual donations. Services are not limited to Tennessee however, as brain-injured residents from multiple states are part of The Crumley House family.
Edwards adds, “Brain injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Once beyond the point of acute treatment, we offer the opportunity to step in and ultimately provide the rehabilitation needed for our residents to maximize their potential.
“The bottom line is that we are facing a six-digit deficit in donations as we move through 2020 and into next year. It is vital that, after our two major fundraisers being impacted, we join together and offer support for a facility that is needed much more than people realize,” said Edwards.
Visit crumleyhouse.com and click on the banner at the top of the page to learn more and see all the items up for bids; and visit The Crumley House Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn social channels for ‘Donation Days’ updates, as we’ll be sharing details on auction packages, donation opportunities and more. For more information, please contact Ben Trout or Michelle Ferguson at (423) 257-3644.