On September 6, 2019 Hurricane Dorian left its mark on the Outer Banks, NC. Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands were just two of the worst hit areas, with major flooding and wind damage. While it didn't stay long over land, Dorain's mark continues months later with family homes, churches and businesses still cleaning out, pulling out and rebuilding.
As some may know Steve and I have business clients on Hatteras Island, specifically Hatteras Assembly of God Church. Both the church and pastor's home were greatly affected by the flood waters. Even though their home has an estimated $65,000 worth of damage, they are looking to help others beyond themselves. Joy Willis, pastor's wife and secretary at Hatteras AG, would like to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to between 50 and 75 local families so they can enjoy a simple, yet grateful dinner. To date, they have received approximately $200 towards the meals. On average the amount needed per basket is $40-$50. We would like to raise approximately $3500 to cover these baskets, and any amount over and above will be used to provide toys for 50+ kids ages 1-10 for Christmas.
Steve and I have a special place in our hearts for the Outer Banks, Hatteras Island and the people who call the island home. It is on our hearts to help them however we can and we are ever grateful to those who will join with us and help Hatteras AG fulfill their mission in providing Thanksgiving Baskets so families can take a break from the process, gather together, and enjoy a hot, homemade meal.