Hurricane Dorian on Ocracoke

If you want to come to Ocracoke to help with hurricane recovery

Recovery efforts for homes and businesses will take many weeks and much help from volunteers and professionals. Photo: C. Leinbach

Sept. 18, 2019. The following information is from the Ocracoke Relief Team about how people can help Ocracoke post-Hurricane Dorian.

The Ocracoke Relief Team has had an amazing and overwhelming response from caring individuals wanting to help us rebuild our community. Because of the massive response, we have turned to four experienced organizations with the resources to coordinate large volunteer forces.

If you would like to come to the island as a volunteer, please visit any of these sources:

Samaritan’s Purse:

Christian Aid Ministry: 

North Carolina Baptists on Mission:

United Methodist Church Regional Disaster Response Center, email:

If you are unable to volunteer with these organizations, please consider donating to the Outer Banks Community Foundation and indicate you would like your funds allocated to Ocracoke Disaster Relief.

If you have specific questions, unique offers of aid, or questions about donating supplies, please contact us at

Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to us when we need it most, our community appreciates it more than words can express.

–Ocracoke Relief Team

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  1. Peter, is there any member of Congress or the Senate who needs a “what’s up? “ phone call or email? I have heard that FEMA has not yet shown up on the island because there needs to be a disaster declaration??? Can you please publish names and phone numbers of decision makers (road blockers) who need to be called or written to or both? Nobody should have to sleep in a moldy or bleachy home while they are fixing it. FEMA SHOULD BRING THEM TRAILERS, and hook them up. They should also be giving hazard mitigation grants so everyone can raise their homes above the flood line. They have a lot of resources that Ocracoke needs.