By Submitted Story on February 24, 2021
Help us honor and thank 2020 Community Foundation Champions Ocracoke Firehouse Committee! This outstanding group of volunteers helped immeasurably after Hurricane Dorian. “We didn’t have a partner on the island with the capacity to get the money out to storm victims,” said Executive Director Lorelei Costa, when presenting the award. “You need a checking account, case managers, help for folks to Identify what they need…we went down to Ocracoke and spoke with the folks from the Fire Department. Our meeting took place a week after Dorian, and the Ocracoke Firehouse Committee, all volunteers, stepped up to help. Many had significant damage to their own homes, or had family members with significant damage, but they stepped up.”
The Outer Banks Community Foundation’s 2021 Annual Meeting honored its 2020 Champion Award recipients Interfaith Community Outreach, Ocracoke Fire Protection Association, and Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men.