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 obcf.org/disaster or www.obxdisaster.org.

  • 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.

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