Since the Joint Recovery Center ceased operations on the island on Nov. 7, the Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team (OIRRT) operations will open at the Life Saving Church, Lighthouse Road, on Monday, Nov. 11.
Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Teresa Adams, the Ocracoke liaison to Hyde County, has relocated to the Life Saving Church during the same hours.
She is assisting islanders with the following:
Individual Assistance–if people have been denied Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, both paper applications and online; food stamp information; housing applications to elevate homes; Legal Aid info; Back At Home Trillium information; re-entry permits and permits for people who want their families to help; contractor lists; and various online information.
Her phone number is 252-921-0053.
You can call Legal Aid for guidance on SBA and IA process at 866-219-5262 or get information online: legalaidnc.org/disasters
The hours of operation for the free food/supply pantry in the OVFD building also will change starting Monday, Nov. 11, to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
To donate to Ocracoke’s relief effort, please send your check directly to either of the following with “Hurricane Dorian Relief” in the memo line:
Ocracoke Life Saving Church
P.O. Box 68
Ocracoke, NC 27960
Ocracoke United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 278
Ocracoke, NC 27960
Or visit the Outer Banks Community Foundation and designate your donation for Ocracoke: obcf.org/donate-now/disaster-relief-fund-donate.
Residents may apply for state Individual Assistance via the Individual Assistance help line at 919-825-2378 and can submit documentation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents may contact the Ocracoke Interfaith Relief and Recovery Team (OIRRT) directly via e-mail at email@example.com or 833-543-3248.
The Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team OIRRT is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within the community to assist individuals and families as they recover from a disaster.