How you can help those hit by Dorian

By on September 7, 2019

Typical of the Outer Banks community spirit, neighbors and friends are quickly springing into action to organize aid and assistance to those who have suffered loss at the hands of Hurricane Dorian. If you’re looking to help, here are some places where you can turn.

  • The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating monetary donations, which are of great help to those in need. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in need. Donations can be made online at or

  • For those wishing to assist in the recovery in hard-hit Ocracoke, Hyde County officials say you contact the following people to coordinate your efforts: Donation Management: 833-543-3248, Volunteer Management: 252-305-2685.
  • There is a drop-off spot for non-perishable supplies at the Kill Devil Hills Fire Dept. at 1634 N. Croatan Highway with items collected until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. Items needed: non-perishable, and water, adult nutritional drinks, meal replacement bars, jelly, peanut butter, bread canned food, pasta and pasta sauce, sports drinks, pet food, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby food, Pedialyte, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, toilet paper, food plastic storage totes, cleaning supplies, heavy rubber gloves, liquid bleach, sponges, rags, face masks, brooms, mops, rakes, squeegees, bug spray, batteries (any size but especially 9 volt and AA), etc.

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in the 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 2/3/2020. 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 the Whiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing 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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