October 11, 2011

Virginia Beach Family Holds Auction / Bar B Q Fund Raiser to Help With Recovery for Burn Victim Jeremy Everett

Tragic On-the-Job Accident Drastically Changes the Course of Life for Everett Family

Virginia BeachVa. (October 5, 2010) – Earlier that same day, Jeremy Everett and his wife Susan had been discussing how well life seemed to be going. He had recently been promoted to vice president at the Pinecrest Timber company in Waverly. Susan was just accepted at William and Mary and it was going well. Jeremy continued to be the sole family support but she would be graduation soon. They were blessed with two young, healthy children, Addison, 2 years old and Jack, 4 years old. And they were surrounded by good friends and loving grandparents who all lived close by.

WHY: Then their lives were altered forever in the April 7 explosion at a logging site in Greensville County. Jeremy and three co-workers were critically burned in the tragic accident. After months of uncertainty, Jeremy, Lon Bickham and Trent Kimbrell all were recently improved to critical, but stable, according to a hospital spokeswoman for VCU Medical Center. They continue to struggle on the long and painful road to recovery. However co-worker Gary Pierce, in critical condition since the accident, recently died at the medical facility from his burns.

Since the accident, Susan Kemp Everett has not left her husband’s side, trying to comfort him as best that she can though his excruciating recovery. Her parents, Bill and Cindy Kemp, do what they can to help her with their support and with the kids. But Jeremy’s recovery is expected to take at least 9 months. And the bills are astronomical and growing. So the Kemps decided to establish a fund and sponsor a benefit to help Jeremy’s family.

WHEN & WHERE: On Friday, October 14, the Kemps, along with Marina Shores and numerous other supporters will host a benefit that will include a Bar-B-Q dinner, beverages, live music and an auction. The benefit begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores, in Virginia BeachVA. Tickets are $20 per person and includes dinner and two beverage tickets. Auction items include fishing trips, hotel accommodations, art, food, sporting goods, jewelry and other items donated by local supporting businesses. All proceeds are tax deductable and will go to the fund help with Jeremy’s recovery.

Tickets will be available at the door or on-line at www.jeremyeverett.org. Donations can also be made directly through the Website.

For more information contact:

Bill Kemp

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