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Since October 2019, the Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team (OIRRT) has been working as Ocracoke Island's long term recovery group to continue the relief and recovery efforts from the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Dorian on September 6th 2019. OIRRT is a cooperative body composed 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 disaster.
Our Mission Statement is as follows:
We strive to meet the needs for ongoing coordination among communities and entities providing volunteer, rebuild, financial, spiritual, physical and/or psychological support for people whose lives have been affected by disasters on Ocracoke Island. To provide collaborative leadership in the discernment of long term needs for recovery and rehabilitation that can be most effectively met or assisted by the Community. To provide advocacy for people most vulnerable to having their needs overlooked in public recovery planning processes. To advocate for ongoing preparedness within the community in cooperation with governmental and voluntary agencies active in disaster recovery. To set up disaster long-term recovery plans to be utilized now and when/if the next storm occurs.