The Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team (OIRRT) operations center will open at the Life Saving Church on Lighthouse Road on Monday, Nov. 11. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Joint Recovery Center on Ocracoke Island ceased operations on the island on Nov. 7.
The OIRRT provides assistance for people on Ocracoke Island who have been denied Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, (both paper applications and online), and who need food stamp information, housing applications to elevate homes, Legal Aid info, Trillium information, contractors lists, and various other information.
Questions can be directed to Teresa Adams, the Ocracoke liaison to Hyde County, at 252-921-0053. The Legal Aid number is 866-219-5262.
The hours of operation for the free food/supply pantry in the OVFD building will change starting Monday as well, and will be 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
Donors can also visit the Outer Banks Community Foundation at http://www.obcf.org/donate-now/disaster-relief-fund-donate/
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.