October 17, 2016

If you want to help Hurricane Matthew victims on Hatteras

If you want to help Hurricane Matthew victims on Hatteras

Several different groups are involved in meeting the needs of Hurricane Matthew's victims.

Some of them include:

Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men. This group runs a food pantry at Buxton United Methodist Men and also has an emergency assistance program for islanders. Checks should be written to United Methodist Men and mailed to Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, P.O Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920.

Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary. Send to P.O. Box 164, Hatteras, NC 27943. Write "Hurricane Relief" on the memo line.

Pastor's Discretionary Fund. Send to Hatteras United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 310, Hatteras, N.C. 27943 with Hurricane Relief in the memo line.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating monetary donations for Hatteras Island and other parts of Dare County. Donations can be made online at www.obx.disaster.org or mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Enter Disaster Relief in the memo line.

The Really, Really Free Market. This group is set up, under the direction of Jenn Augustson. There is one market at the Hatteras Community Building, behind the library. A second one is set to open on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the 318 Skate Park on Highway 12 in Frisco.

According to Augustson, the market is open to anyone who was affected by Hurricane Matthew and everything is indeed free.

Anyone who wants to donate items can drop them off at the market.

Both markets are scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, subject to the availability of volunteers.

The current most needed and/ or requested items include:

Plastic storage totes with lids and permanent markers
Box Fans
Shaving cream
Packaging Tape and Duct Tape
Bug Spray
Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Laundry Soap
Toasters or Toaster ovens
New Underwear -- all sizes
Razors (especially men's)
Cleaning Wipes (Clorox/Lysol type)
Sheets/Blankets (new or gently used)
Dog Food/Cat Food/Kitty Litter
Dog and Cat Flea/Tick/Heartworm Medication
Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Baby Items (shampoo, soap) - onesies, etc.

The market also needs:
Rubber Gloves
Hand Sanitizer
Shampoo and conditioner
Trash cans, laundry baskets
Coffeemakers, mixers, bowls
New women's and children's Socks, and men's large socks
W95 or tc-21c particle respirator
Safety goggles
Tyvek suits
Plastic sheeting
Rubber boots-knee high, sizes 5-14

All clothing donations can be sent to the Buxton United Methodist Church for their bake sale/clothing drive (coordinated by Jodie Midgett) for this Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

If you want to volunteer at any market, sign up here:

Frisco Skate Park: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45abad2ba31-frisco

Hatteras Community Building : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45abad2ba31-hatteras

Also, there is an Amazon wish list for out of town folks to purchase items: https://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2JK832XF9VPM9

Find us on Facebook~https://www.facebook.com/events/1793342927545087/1794698620742851/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1476727427968043

Clean up crews still needed.
• Clean up crews needed for Hatteras- report to Hatteras Fire Department to offer help.
• Clean up crews needed for Frisco- report to Frisco Fire Department to offer help.
• Clean laundry mission-- need folks willing to wash and dry laundry. Call Marta Martinez 252-216-6436

(To add more information on helping hurricane victims, please send an email to [email protected])

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