Press Release, Sundae Horn
New Hours/Location for Disaster Relief

The OIRRT operations will open at the Life Saving Church, Lighthouse Road, on Monday, Nov. 11th.

The Joint Recovery Center ceased operations on the island on Nov. 7.

Teresa Adams, the Ocracoke liaison to Hyde County, has relocated to the Life Saving Church on Lighthouse Road. Her hours will be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

She is assisting islanders with the following:

Her phone number is 252-921-0053. The Legal Aid number is 866-219-5262.

To sign up for Adopt-a-Family (a Lifesaving Church program), contact Ivey Belch at 252-921-0021.

Ocracoke residents are invited to contact the Firehouse Committee for assistance from the Outer Banks Community Foundation fund by emailing

If you have concerns or immediate emergency needs please email or and a case worker will be instructed to contact you.

The hours of operation for the free food/supply pantry ("Firemart") in the OVFD building will change starting Monday, Nov. 11, to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday–Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

To donate to Ocracoke’s relief effort, please send your check directly to either of the following with “Hurricane Dorian Relief” in the memo line: Ocracoke Life Saving Church, P.O. Box 68, Ocracoke, NC 27960 or Ocracoke United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 27, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Or visit the Outer Banks Community Foundation and designate your donation for Ocracoke:

If you'd like to donate goods or services, please contact

The Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team OIRRT is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within the community to assist individuals and families as they recover from a disaster.