The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting donations to the Disaster Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Hermine.
All contributions are tax-deductible, and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in Dare County.
“Thankfully, many of us in northern Dare County were relatively unharmed by this storm, but we are not forgetting our neighbors on Hatteras Island who have lost their homes and sustained extensive damage,” said Lorelei Costa, the Community Foundation’s Executive Director.
Initial assessments by Dare County have found several homes that were significantly flooded by Hermine. Houses, trailers, and cars on Hatteras Island — particularly in the southern villages — were hardest hit, with as much as five feet of flooding in places.
While the Community Foundation is collecting the donations, all relief funds will be distributed to victims through the Interfaith Community Outreach, a local nonprofit that is coordinating recovery and working directly with individuals and families in need.
Donations can be made online at www.obxdisaster.org, or can be mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Please write “Disaster Relief” in the memo line of your check.
Photograph by Don Bowers, courtesy of — and used by permission of — the Island Free Press.