We give thanks for the restoration of power to our neighbors on Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands. Some of you have sent food and water, which is greatly appreciated! (Please do NOT send clothing!) Many residents of the islands lost income during the time that tourists were evacuated. Rev. Richard Bryant, pastor of Ocracoke UMC has suggested that funds for grocery store gift cards would be greatly appreciated.
Many of the year round residents clean hotel rooms, or wait tables and have lost significant funds due to the blackout. If you would like to assist folks who depend on summer tourist dollars, please send checks to : Ocracoke UMC
~ put a note in the memo line for: Blackout Relief Fund
P.O. Box 278
Ocracoke, NC 27960
And thank you for helping God’s people in need!