SALVO, N.C -- Relief poured into the Outer Banks in the form of boxes filled with food, water, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Those boxes are going towards residents heavily impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
The boxes were packed up by International Paper and given to Feeding America. That organization is partnered with Lifeline Outreach OBX in Salvo which were given the boxes. Outreach President and Pastor Wade Weigel was at the helm of the effort and said the boxes have brought tears to people's eyes.
“A 3-year-old child crying because they actually got protein bars and snack bars," Weigel explained, "pastors of other churches that have come back to say, ‘You would not believe how appreciative families are.'”
He said 100 boxes have been given out.
“This is not a new process for us, nor is it our first rodeo," Weigel said. "We continually source food donations and relationships with organizations that come along and partner with us to make sure that we have food coming in consistently.”
It does not just stop there. They are also cooking meals for the residents and the emergency crews, "until the situation has smoothed out and people’s electricity is restored, the relief workers have gone back home.”"
It is that Outer Banks hospitality Weigel says anyone can expect.
“You’ll know that in times like this we’ll pull together and work, and it’s situations like this that bring out the best in people," He said.
Anyone who is interested in donating or helping out can reach Lifeline Outreach OBX through its Facebook page.You can also contact the outreach at (252) 489-0306.