Ocracoke Islanders, like other Americans, are shocked and brokenhearted by the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti. Ocracokers often have a special affinity with other island communities, especially ones vulnerable to storms and hurricanes. In recent years Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere, has had more than its share of hurricanes. Now this terrible earthquake is causing untold misery, injury, property loss, and death.
There are many international aid agencies responding to the aftermath of this earthquake. The following link provides contact information for several of them: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1953454,00.html Donations of any amount are welcomed.