Update: This post is from Sept. 19. The needs list constantly changes and storage on the island is minimal. The Ocracoke Disaster Relief Team asks those who want to collect items to contact them FIRST at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, all!
Ocracoke Disaster Relief created a Facebook page, which people are encouraged to check in on to stay up-to-date with accurate information that actually comes from our team.
The following is a statement from the Ocracoke Disaster Relief Team:
“While the team does its best to keep everyone updated on our community needs, that list is incredibly fluid, and we want to best serve those caring individuals looking to aid our community in this difficult time.
“The ferry routes are rigorously monitored, and NCDOT requires us to validate those interested in bringing supplies 24 hours before their arrival. Any parties who arrive to the ferry without validation, unfortunately, will not be allowed to make the crossing to Ocracoke.
“Thank you so much for your patience and understanding while we coordinate the relief effort. The road ahead is long and difficult, but with the support of the Ocracoke Community near and far, we will rebuild.”