Now that visitors will soon be allowed back on Ocracoke Island (see the previous post) we are sure that many of our readers will be heading this way for a week or so of rest and relaxation in the next few months. Fall is one of the best times to visit Ocracoke -- lower temperatures, low humidity, warm water, great fishing, etc.
When visitors return, there will be only a few reminders of hurricane Irene on Ocracoke. Ocracoke was extremely fortunate, and most of the damage has been repaired and cleaned up. However, we did lose two prime weeks of business. All of our local restaurants, shops, and service providers welcome you back to the island and look forward to your patronage.
Residents of Hatteras Island were not so fortunate. Many lost their homes and all of their possessions. Ocracokers have been gathering supplies to send to Hatteras. If you are making a trip to Ocracoke in the next few weeks, please consider bringing some extra supplies to share with our neighbors to the north. Below is a list of the most needed items.
Please keep in mind that personal items (toothpaste, soap, razors, etc.) should be new.
Donations may be brought to Village Craftsmen. We will see that all items are taken to Hatteras to be distributed to those in need.
■socks (especially new women's and children's socks)
■plastic storage totes with lids and label making supplies
■Dog Food/Cat Food
■Rubber Gloves - WORK GLOVES!
■Trash Bags & Contractor Clean Up Bags
■Bleach and Cleaning Wipes
■Paper Products and Disposable plates, cups and utensils
■Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Baby Items (shampoo, soap) - onesies, etc.
■School Supplies - paper, pencils, notebooks, etc.
■shampoo and conditioner
■coolers, trash cans, laundry baskets
■coffeemakers, mixers, bowls
■Packaging Tape & Duct Tape
■Feminine Hygeine Products
This list may be updated periodically. Click here for the latest information about needs: http://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/hatteras-island-vs-hurricane-irene-august-2011/compiled-resource-list-for-anyone-who-wants-to-help/280516281962437.