Hospital awards $125,000 in grants to local agencies

By on August 24, 2018

Jennifer Schwartzenberg, Outer Banks Hospital’s director of Community Outreach & Development (far right), and Richard Bruce, chair of the Community Benefit Grants Committee (top left), are joined by representatives of some of the organizations that will benefit from the grant program.

The Outer Banks Hospital has announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 Community Benefit Grant Program.

Grants are awarded for projects that will significantly increase access to healthcare in our community for nearly 4,200 individuals in need.

The grants total $125,000.

Recipients of the grants, along with the services they provide, are listed below:

  • Beach Food Pantry – Access to nutritious meals and snacks throughout the year for Dare County children
  • Community Care Clinic of Dare – Medical care for uninsured/low income patients
  • Dare County Health Department – Prenatal ultrasounds and Breast Cancer diagnostics
  • Dare County Transportation – Transportation of patients to medical care appointments
  • Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation – Medical assistance for Hatteras Island cancer patients
  • Hyde County Non-Profit Private Transportation Corporation – Transportation of patients to medical care appointments on the Outer Banks
  • Interfaith Community Outreach – Medical assistance and crisis intervention
  • NC MedAssist – Free pharmacy services shipped directly to patients’ homes

Funds are provided by Vidant Health, with support from Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and The Outer Banks Hospital’s Development Council. Since 2006, The Outer Banks Hospital has granted more than $1.4 million to organizations. More than $1.1 million of those funds has come from Vidant Health.

Pictured above (left to right) are Kahla Hall, Vidant Health Foundation; Richard Bruce, chair, Community Benefit Grants Committee; Jean Freeman, Interfaith Community Outreach; Elisabeth Silverthorne, Beach Food Pantry; Tami Montiel, Community Care Clinic of Dare; Beverly Paul, Hyde County Non-Profit Private Transportation Corporation; Jenniffer Albanese, Interfaith Community Outreach; Debbie Dutton, Dare County Health Department; Kristin Young, NC MedAssist, and Jennifer Schwartzenberg, The Outer Banks Hospital.

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC, for 01-Fencing, 03- Concrete, 04-Masonry, 05-Metals/ Steel, 06-Casework, 07-Roofing, 07-Caulking, 08-Glass and Glazing, 08-Doors, Frames and Hardware, 08-Overhead Doors, 09-Drywall, 09-Flooring, 09-Painting, 10- Specialties, 12- Furnishings, 21-Fire Protection, 23-Mechanical & Plumbing, 26-Electrical, 31-Sitework and 32-Landscaping.

This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. Sealed proposals from Contractors will be received until 1:00 p.m. All bidders must submit for prequalification by 2:00pm on 1/24/2020. Bids submitted by non-prequalified bidders will not be considered. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. of the bid day. Bids must be delivered in person and on the supplied Bid Form and include a bid deposit worth 5% of the total bid value. Electronic and faxed bids will NOT be accepted or reviewed. All times are local prevailing times.

Information requests concerning the project shall be submitted in writing to: Alex Palagyi of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company via email (

Bidding material, prequalification material, and complete plans and specifications may be obtained from theWhiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing Alex Palagyi (alex.palagyi@ for access to the Building Connected site.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Dare County reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the County. The Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Dare County also reserve the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.


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