Business to donate all profits for a day

Published 7:31 pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June 3, lifelong Beaufort County resident Susan Lundy and her husband Ronald Lundy will donate 100 percent of profits from their business, Barks and Bubbles, to the tornado relief efforts. The Lundys were looking for a way to give back to Chocowinity after the April 25 tornado ravaged the town.

Living in Chocowinity, the Lundys knew several people who had been affected by the tornado. The proceeds from the June 3 collection will go directly to the Red Cross.

“We decided to do something because we knew that FEMA wasn’t covering their insurance and people’s insurance didn’t pay to help with the rebuild,” said Susan Lundy. “I just wanted to try and give whatever I could to help even if it wasn’t enough to rebuild their house.”

The Lundys got the idea to donate their profits from Barks and Bubbles after seeing many other businesses do the same. Barks and Bubbles Pet Salon is located at 41 N.C. Highway 33 West in Chocowinity.

“I noticed a lot of people were doing fundraisers to help the victims,” said Susan Lundy. “He (Ronald) came up with the idea and we both felt it would be a good idea to do it.”

During the fundraiser, Barks and Bubbles will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Susan said that for Tuesday’s fundraiser they will see customers by appointment only.

“We wanted to become more active in the community because we do own several businesses in the community,” said Ronald Lundy. “As we integrate more we would like to do a few more things to help out the local area.”

Tuesday, the Lundy’s are hoping to donate anywhere from $200 to $300 to the Red Cross.

“Depending on how it goes, we may also give a portion of our month profits as a donation as well,” said Ronald Lundy.

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