With today being International Women’s Day, we share with you two of our favorite ladies, Melissa and Nancy. Both are long time members of Oak Island Water Rescue and critical to our success.
Melissa handles most of our grant applications, helps with fundraising, and has been integral on several saves, including last summer’s rescue of Declan, the 8 year old boy swept out to sea on the now famous unicorn float. She organized the recent, and very successful, food drive, and is our newest Lieutenant.
Captain Nancy is in charge of our equipment, making sure we have enough supplies, trucks and boats are properly stocked, keeping everyone’s rescue gear up to date and in good condition, and is one of the most knowledgeable people on our team with regards to boating safety and navigating the local water. Outside of Water Rescue, Nancy is a long time United States Coast Guard Auxillary member, and trains service dogs, including an island favorite, Tugboat the Rottweiler!
We love these special ladies and are very happy they choose to dedicate so much of their time and effort to make Oak Island safer by volunteering with Oak Island Water Rescue!