© 2019 Chris Groom Memorial Fund

Honoring Chris

The Groom family is proud to honor Chris with the Chris Groom Memorial Fund, benefiting needy and unprivileged children throughout the area. You can support this fund through a direct donation or by sponsoring Suzanne in her Richmond Marathon this November.

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A “SECRET GIFT”

While driving to his work in October 2003, Chris Groom was killed in an auto accident. He was only 19 years old. Just days after this tragedy, the Groom family learned of a selfless gift their son secretly made in the year before he died. After attending services at North Raleigh United Methodist Church during the 2002 Christmas season, Chris handed our Pastor an envelope. “Chris said that his little brothers and sisters were going to have a great Christmas,” the Pastor recalled. “He then asked if I would see to it that some children received Christmas toys using the money inside the envelope.”

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