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Ocracoke Seafood Festival Health Center Benefit

08/29/2019 - Volunteers and staff are hosting the first annual “Ocracoke Seafood Festival Health Center Benefit” on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Berkley Barn, 58 Water Plant Road, Ocracoke, NC.  All proceeds from this event will go to much needed repairs to the Health Center’s nearly 40-year-old building, program expansion, and operations. Live music, live and silent auction of donated items, and local seafood will be the highlights of the event. Visit www.ocracokeseafoodfestival.org for a schedule of events, sponsorship, how to donate and volunteer, and more information.

The Ocracoke Health Center became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2013, receiving federal grant funds each year from HRSA. “Those funds allow the Health Center to provide more patient services and provide a discount for patients unable to pay for medical care. Grant funding and patient payments do not cover all costs, especially the increasing need for discounted medical care and repairs to our aging and weather-beaten building,” said Cheryl Ballance, C.E.O. Learn more about the need for fundraising here: www.ocracokeobserver.com/2018/12/04/ocracoke-health-center-faces-funding-challenge/

Ocracoke Seafood Festival Flyer