I know I've talked about Bellevue Newport (formerly Bellevue Collection) here before. It is a facebook jewelry flash sale site that holds sales every Monday and Wednesday at 8pm EST. They have the cutest jewelry and at wonderful prices to boot. (Usually their prices are several dollars cheaper than other preppy jewelry sites.)
Lieutenant Richard Kent is someone whom my husband knew in his freshman year of college when they were both pledging Kappa Sigma. They lost contact after that, but kept a mutual friend in common. This friend contacted us over the summer saying that Rich had joined the Army and had stepped on an IED while he was serving in Afghanistan. He lost one of his legs in the explosion and sustained other injuries as well. He was airlifted to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center here in Germany and then to Brooks Army Medical Center in Texas. He has been living in San Antonio now while getting care and getting fitted for a prosthetic.
Bellevue Newport is generously donating the proceeds from its sale to Rich and his family to help out with bills that they have acquired during his treatment. I am so overwhelmed by their kindness and generosity and I know that Rich's family is very appreciative of this gesture. Be sure to check out their facebook flash sale on November 12th to support this wonderful cause!