Annual kayak paddle raising funds for family of fallen NC deputy
Paddling For Pennies is an annual 193-mile kayak paddle down the Neuse River that raises money for a specific cause or organization each year; it’s underway now and is raising funds for the family of Wayne County Deputy Matt Fishman.
Fishman was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving involuntary commitment papers in August.
The nonprofit began in 2013 by two North Carolina firefighters who wanted to provide emotional, physical and financial support for first responders, active-duty military and veterans experiencing hardships.
They are asking people to pledge at least a penny per mile, or $1.93.
The paddle is expected to wrap up in New Bern on Sunday at around noon.
Donations can be made via Facebook HERE.
The nonprofit is also holding an online fundraiser for the event HERE.