In 2004, a group of local citizens here on the Outer Banks decided to start an organization that would raise local funds to be used to assist people living or working in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties because of a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy with themselves or a family member. Since that time over 13 years ago, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has provided over $1,475,000 to over 700 citizens in need. Financial assistance amounts range from $500 to $2,000. Some examples of those situations are individuals stricken with cancer, or with serious blood or nerve disorders, or spinal injuries, or MS. We work closely with the other charitable and helping organizations here in our Outer Banks community, in order to coordinate our support and services to the needy, to not duplicate our efforts, and to maximize our collective resources as much a possible, particularly in these challenging economic times. Dial 2-1-1 for available Health & Human Services in our area.
For more information and how you can help: http://www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com/