The latest batch of T-Shirts are now available! The first 500 flew off the shelves, and we have now received 900 more! Shirts are $20 each and 100% of the proceeds are donated to Oak Island Water Rescue to help us repair the damage caused by Hurricane Isaias.
Pick Up in Person
Available Online Too!
We have no way to sell or distribute items online, but the kind folks over at By The Beach Treasures have stepped up in a huge way! They are handling all online orders and shipping. They are located at 6016 East Oak Island Drive and can be reached by phone at (704) 779-0263, or by email to email@example.com.
!! Thank You !!
We want to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude to everyone who has donated to our organization before and after the hurricane. As most of you know, Oak Island Water Rescue is a 100% volunteer and 501c(3) charitable organization. We do receive funding from the Town of Oak Island and Brunswick County, but those monies primarily cover our operating expenses and insurance. The purchase of new gear, boats, vehicles, drones, etc. come completely from the generosity of our donors.
In addition to monetary donations, we have also received donations of services, offers to help us rebuild, food from local restaurants, water and other needs delivered by Oak Island Angels and others, and even a pending donation of a new refrigerator and ice maker! The amount of love and support shown has been incredible, and we love protecting our little slice of paradise.
And we absolutely could not do any of these fundraisers without the help from our local merchants like Coastal Charm and By the Beach Treasures. Simply put, YOU GALS ROCK! And of course we would have no shirts or stickers to offer if not for the tremendous charity of Triad Paw Prints. They are making all of the shirts and stickers either free or at their cost and have done so in an incredibly efficient and timely manner. Thank you all so very much!
In the interest of full disclosure, we do have insurance that will, at least partially, help us rebuild the station. But this storm taught us a lesson, and when we rebuild we will do it smarter and in a manner such that future storms will not wreak near as much destruction and havoc. Everything that can be elevated will be. Nothing of any importance or value will be stored below about 4 feet. Shelves and elevated cabinets will replace toolboxes and other items previously stored on the floor. Counter-tops at 4′ will be used instead of office desks and furniture. Electronics and electrical devices will be mounted as high as possible. In summary, we will be much better than before and none of this would be possible without your donations and kindness!
Thank You all so very, very much!
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