OIRRT operations open at Life Saving Church Monday

By on November 9, 2019

 New hours for free food/supply pantry on Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Life Saving Church.

The Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team operations will open at the Life Saving Church, Lighthouse Road, on Monday, Nov. 11. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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:  Individual Assistance if people have been denied Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, both paper applications and online; food stamp information; housing applications to elevate homes; Legal Aid info; Back At Home; Trillium information; re-entry permits and for people to get families to help; contractors lists; and various online information. Her phone number is 252-921-0053. The Legal Aid number is 866-219-5262.

The hours of operation for the free food/supply pantry in the OVFD building will change starting Monday, Nov. 11, to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through 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 Ocracoke United Methodist Church P.O. Box 278 Ocracoke, NC 27960 Or visit the Outer Banks Community Foundation and designate your donation for Ocracoke: www.obcf.org/donate-now/disaster-relief-fund-donate/.

The Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team 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.

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