Free Market organizers have set closing date for daily markets
organizers of the very successful Really Really Free Markets on
Hatteras Island, which have come to the aid of all islanders who have
been victims of Hurricane Irene, have set some closing dates.
Really Really Free Market in St. Waves Plaza in the tri-villages will
continue every day until Friday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The market in Avon will continue every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. and on Tuesday evenings from 5 until 8 until Nov. 30.
these two market close, the Really Really Free Market will return to
its pre-hurricane schedule – the first Saturday of the month from 9
a.m. until noon at the Avon Fire Department.
“Really Really Free
Market (RRFM) organizers on Hatteras Island want to first thank the
countless supporters, volunteers, and generous donors both on the
island and from all across the country for making such an amazing event
possible,” they said in an e-mail to supporters and the media.
Bibeau of Elan Vacations donated the store front for the Waves
RRFM and the neighboring storage space, and we owe him a great deal of
thanks,” the organizers said. “The outpouring of love and aid has been
tremendous since the market set up that first weekend after the storm
hit. It is also truly amazing to see residents from every village on
the island pull together and donate hours and hours of time away from
their families to help those in need.”
The organizers encourage all residents to come in to one of the markets
and get the items they need before the closing.
the daily markets have ended, all leftover items will be distributed to
the Hotline thrift stores, island food pantries and to the Dare County
Department of Social Services. Any fire departments or churches that
would like to store items can contact organizers to arrange this.
this time, while no donations will be turned away, to ensure that all
of the collected donations find homes, organizers ask that only
requested items be donated.
Also, monetary donations will
continue to be collected for the island food pantries to best serve the
residents of Hatteras Island throughout the winter. Checks can be made
to either Hatteras Island Food Pantry and sent to the United Methodist
Men at P.O. Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920 or the Lifeboat Community Church
and mailed to P.O. Box 84, Salvo NC 27972. Your donation is
The Hatteras Island Angel Tree program is still in
need of new, unwrapped toys and new clothing and shoes for children
ages 2-17. These items can be dropped off at either RRFM location.
Finally, free market warm clothing will also be available at
Hatteras Island Community Fair on Nov. 19 at Cape Hatteras Secondary
“Again, our heartfelt thanks to all of the individuals,
churches, and businesses that donated so much to our island home,” the
organizers said. “You have helped so many families find their way on
the road to recovery!”
Please call Jenn Augustson at 252-216-6558 to sign-up to volunteer or
for other questions.
perishable food items, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner
fixings and any kind of non-perishable (canned or dried) proteins, and
used furniture, especially beds, refrigerators, and stoves.
homeowners, especially non-resident property owners who may be trading
out furniture or appliances, please let market organizers know so they
can arrange for someone who needs them to have them.
- 3T Boys’
Clothing -- jackets/sweatshirts, pants, socks.
totes with lids.
candy and small toys for trick-or-treat and Halloween Costumes.
- New pillows.
- Dish and
ornaments and Christmas lights
clothing, size 6 to 18
shorts, basketball shoes (kids 5-17 years old)
- Tools. Many
tri-village and Avon residents used their tools to make a living, and
lost them in the storm.