VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — For the second year in a row, Brent and Lynn Neubauer organized an event they call “Do Good Day” to honor the life of their daughter, Paige.
Paige tragically died in a car crash back in 2017. She was a student at Virginia Tech and, according to her parents, loved to help others and give back to her community.
“My reasons for this was to make Paige proud and I feel like we’ve done it,” said Lynn.
Volunteers who showed up to the event were ready to give back. They were set up to do things in community like yard work, helping nonprofits and helping out at local animal shelters.
But before everyone finished up their day of good, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer had a surprise for the Neubauer family and the volunteers.
Dyer officially proclaimed March 30, 2019 as “Do Good Day.”
“Listening to him read everything about our daughter and what she stood for, it’s why we do this — to honor her legacy. And she had it right, to go into the community and help those less fortunate,” said Brent.
The Neubauer’s say this event will happen again next year, and they hope it will be even bigger in order to reach more people.
“The more people do to help others who are less fortunate, the better the world becomes for all of us,” said Brent.