The Frisco Really, Really Free Market continues to be a central spot for depositing donations and picking up post-Dorian supplies, with more than 100 people in need stopping by the market on Saturday alone.
The good news is that multiple, generous donations have also been steadily arriving at the market – from businesses, residents, and visitors – and organizers estimate that their long tables of free supplies fully rotate, or turnover, every 36 hours or so.
Additional and similar spots for supplies are available at other locales on the island, such as the St. John’s United Methodist Church in Avon village.
The Assembly of God in Hatteras village, which is located at 57343 Eagle Pass Rd., will also be open and offering supplies for all those affected by Hurricane Dorian, and the doors will be open on Monday at 10:00 a.m. for anyone in need.
Meanwhile, the Frisco Really, Really Free Market, which is located at the Frisco Fire Station, has comprised a list of especially needed donations, as of Sunday afternoon.
Donations especially needed at the Free Market as of Sunday afternoon include the following:
- Duct tape
- Ziplock bags gallons
- Bug spray
- First aid supplies and kits
- Paper plates
- Dog and cat food (especially dry)
- Canned fruit and apple sauce
- Mosquito nets
- Peanut butter
- Sprayers – (similar to the picture on the right.)
Currently, the Frisco Free Market is only accepting items from the requested items list (see above and below). They are not accepting clothing, furniture, used towels or linens, or “yard sale” items, etc. at this location.
Monetary donations and gift cards are also needed!
Checks/gift cards can be mailed to the following addresses (all are 501c3 so donations are tax deductible):
Cape Hatteras Methodist Men
PO Box 1591
Buxton, NC 27920
PO Box 35
Avon, NC 27915
Donate online via PayPal at www.interfaithoutreach.com and enter donation comment “Hatteras Storm Relief”.
Additional requested items for the Free Market:
- Lysol spray
- Yard bug spray
- Poison ivy cream
- Jam / jelly
- Shaving cream
- Canned tuna fish, other fish
- Hairbrushes and combs
- Pet medications (flea and tick meds, etc.)
- Scrub brushes
- Plastic cups
Donations can be dropped off at the Frisco Fire Station, or mailed to the following address:
c/o Frisco VFD
52470 NC Hwy 12
Frisco, NC 27936
Volunteers are also needed to staff the Free Market in order keep it going through the days and weeks to come.
Time slots are in two-hour increments, with two volunteers for each time slot. Please sign up for any time, and for any slots that fit your schedule. For more information on signing up as a volunteer, stop by the Frisco Fire Station, or see: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45abad2ba31-hatteras2
The Frisco Free Market will be open this week, with planned hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, and will also be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday.