How to Help Ocracoke

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Volunteers Andrea Cody and Jen Mongan work the front table, taking requests for items and helping people find what they need at the Fire House.
Volunteers Andrea Cody and Jen Mongan work the front table, taking requests for items and helping people find what they need at the Fire House.

We appreciate all your generosity to our little island community. 

The response to Ocracoke's need has been overwhelming. Thank you! Thank you!

If you are looking for ways to help, here's what we can tell you:

If you have a large collection of items to donate, or a group that wants to volunteer on the island, please email ocracokedisasterrelief@gmail.com and you will get a reply. Ocracoke resident Alicia Peel wandered into the Fire House (Ocracoke's command central) on Sunday and asked if she could help, and she's been answering emails all day, every day ever since. She'll get to yours!

There are two gofundme campaigns that the Ocracoke Current will vouch for. We know the people who started them and we trust the money will get to those in need. 

Ocracoke Disaster Relief or Ocracoke Island Hurricane Dorian Relief

Alicia Peel hard at work answering your emails.
Alicia Peel hard at work answering your emails.

 

Another great way to donate is through the Outer Banks Community Foundation, an organization that works with several Ocracoke's non-profits. This fundraiser will give 100% of the money to those in need and donors may designate Ocracoke to receive the funds. Donations can be made securely online by clicking here, or can be mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Please write “Disaster Relief” in the memo line of your check, and specify whether your gift should be designated for Dare County, Ocracoke, or both. (Disaster gifts without a specified geography will be split 50/50 toward both communities.)

Lots of stuff, donated by kind people, organized by the volunteer crew
Lots of stuff, donated by kind people, organized by the volunteer crew

If you are an off-island property owner whose home didn't get flooded, please consider allowing some of Ocracoke's hundreds of residents with flood-damaged homes to stay in your cottage. There are ~400 houses that currently have no power because of the flooding; most will need extensive electric repairs before they can reconnect to the grid. Send an email to ocracokedisasterrelief@gmail.com.

 

If you would like to help Ocracoke School, please mail donations to:

Hyde County Schools 
Ocracoke School Donation
PO Box 217
Swan Quarter, NC 27885


Check back to this page for more information! 

Thanks! We love you!



 


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