Interfaith Community Outreach receives Community Foundation 2020 Champions Award
By Submitted Story on February 24, 2021
Help us honor and thank our 2020 Community Foundation Champions! Interfaith Community Outreach. (ICO)
ICO staff and volunteers help people in our community with a variety of financial needs. Residents who are in need go to them for help after hurricanes, fires, losing a job, accidents, illness and more. Extraordinarily, ICO partnered with the Community Foundation in 2019 by going to Ocracoke and helping with case management. They helped our community again in 2020 during the COVID-19 school closures.
“I called Jenniffer earlier last year (during COVID), when the board identified the need to help working families with childcare…we needed a partner that would help families pay for whatever childcare they could find,” said Executive Director Lorelei Costa, when conferring the award. “Interfaith Community Outreach stepped up.”
The Outer Banks Community Foundation’s 2021 Annual Meeting honored its 2020 Champion Award recipients Interfaith Community Outreach, Ocracoke Fire Protection Association, and Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men.