Like so many members of our community, the staff and board of the Outer Banks Community Foundation are closely monitoring COVID-19. Internally, we are taking necessary steps in our office and business affairs to limit the potential for spreading any illness, and for protecting the health and safety of our employees, visitors, and constituents.
Just as important, our thoughts turn to our neighbors, both here and afar.
Your Community Foundation is ready to support the Outer Banks if and when local needs arise. This is an uncertain time, and we are working to connect with our nonprofit partners to learn of their contingency plans, to encourage local readiness, and to ascertain local needs as they begin to surface and evolve.
Should the Coronavirus spread to the Outer Banks, our nonprofit community will doubtless be on the front lines of the outbreak, providing medical services, nutritional assistance, financial support to people in need, and critical care for our most vulnerable neighbors. As ever, your Community Foundation will be here to help.
If your nonprofit has special needs related to the outbreak, contingency plans to share, or concerns for our community, please call our Executive Director, Lorelei Costa, at 252-261-8839. We want to hear from you.
We also recommend this page of relevant state, national and international links and resources, compiled by the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: https://www.ncnonprofits.org/resources/pandemicresources
Our prayers are with our friends across North Carolina, the United States, and the World.