ORCA continues to distribute funds to residents for

Tornado Relief


Last week, we announced that ORCA and ORMA are working together to assist our neighbors. ORMA has asked ORCA to handle all tornado relief funds and distribution of funds within our community. ORCA will be focusing its fundraising and distribution efforts internally for the first time ever. Our goal is to help with the immediate needs of our neighbors as quickly as possible.


As we have already received generous donations from individuals and businesses, we are planning to begin to give funds to those most in need: those whose homes have been rendered.  We are contacting those residents directly and will get those funds to them ASAP.


However, we continue to get generous donations so will have the opportunity to give even more in the next days and weeks to these folks and others in the neighborhood impacted by the tornado. We are here to help.

In the meantime, if you have suffered damage from the tornado and you have unmet financial needs, ORCA can help.  Please give either of us a call. Your confidentiality is assured.

Maggy Schlink:; (910) 579-2557 (ORCA President)        Claudia Piccarelli:; (910) 575-4671 (ORCA Treasurer)


If you want to donate to this cause, the fastest way is to put a check made out to ORCA with “tornado relief” on the memo line in a box on one of the following porches:

Peggy Burris : 6605 Queensbury Place

Claudia Piccarelli: 74 Abbington Place

Maggy Schlink: 536 Gladstone Circle

Other ways to donate are here on the website where you can choose to donate via FaceBook or Paypal (see below). These methods are distributed once a month and will not be fully accessible until sometime in March.

The generosity of our community is always appreciated, but this time it will be focused on our own dear friends and neighbors. Thank you for all the ways you are helping all of us.  We will continue to communicate as we have more funds to provide to those in need.

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A special THANKS to Sara (left) from Pelican's Perch Bar & Grill for the donations from Ocean Isle Beach residents of more than $7,000 turned into gift cards for affected OR residents. Just one of many generous donors.  If you have been affected and are in need, PLEASE come by and let ORCA help you.


Thank You!

Dear Ocean Ridge Residents,


THANK YOU!! The extreme generosity of our Ocean Ridge community is a continuing source of pride and has led to another successful year for the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA).

In a year of almost impossible challenges, you made ORCA’s creative fundraising efforts a success in 2020. We raised over $60,000 in cash and commodities, through various activities, our Change 4 Charities program, sponsorships by over 200 local businesses, and YOUR generous donations.

Your generosity to our 2020 Annual Fall campaign resulted in $10,000! This money was used to help benefit Communities in Schools, Habitat for Humanity, The Carousel Center and Tri-Beach Cruisers/ToyRun. The Ocean Ridge community continues to make a tremendous impact in Brunswick County.

In ten and a half years of fundraising, ORCA has now donated over $850,000, in the name of Ocean Ridge residents, to over 40 Brunswick County charities and non-profits! We are sincerely grateful for the broad-based community support that we have received from throughout Ocean Ridge since we began our work in 2010. Due to Covid-19, we could not hold a community wide celebration of our 10 year anniversary, but your generosity allowed us to continue to achieve our mission of helping the neediest in Brunswick County.

We would also like to acknowledge those within our community who sponsor individualized collections and charitable activities, beyond our ORCA events. Additional drives to help the needy provide our neighbors with opportunities to further help this county. The consistent generosity of the Ocean Ridge community is especially heartwarming and makes all of our charitable efforts possible.

On behalf of the ORCA Board of Directors, please accept our sincere appreciation for your generosity this past year, as well as best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021.

You may contact Claudia Piccarelli, our Treasurer, at: if you would like documentation of your 2020 personal donation information.



Maggy Schlink

ORCA President

ORCA is Celebrating 10 Years:

2010 - 2020 !

Colorful Balloons

New Ocean Ridge Cookbook is now available!

Before and After the Main Course

ORCA Cookbook, Vol 2

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Before and After the Main Course

Ocean Ridge Cookbook Volume 2

Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts

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Trying to Figure Out What to Gift to Your Friends and Family? 

Look No Further!

Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. has published a second cookbook entitled “Before and After the Main Course” consisting of appetizer, beverage and dessert recipes with local artist Mary K. Donahoe’s watercolor of a serene pond setting at one of our golf courses for our front and back covers.  Our new 223 page cookbook is chock full of 332 of our friends and neighbors greatest tried-and-true recipes.  The cookbook is priced at $15 per book (plus $5 charge if the book needs to be mailed).  All proceeds from our cookbooks go to local charities that help the needy in Brunswick County. 

We’ve updated the listing of cookbook sellers to include two places to purchase our cookbook in Sunset Beach, and are glad to say our neighborhood’s Ocean Ridge Real Estate Sales Center is selling the cookbook for us – so where else could be easier to pick up a book for a visiting friend or relative.


To purchase or for more information, contact ORCA representative Peggy Burris at, or purchase directly from these merchants: 


Calabash:  Jewelry by Wendy, Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery, The Beach House

Ocean Isle Beach:  Silver Coast Winery, Vivi’s by the Sea

Shallotte:  Coastroad Hearth & Patio Supply, Miss Minnies, Southern Charm

Sunset Beach:  Ocean Ridge Real Estate Sales Center, Pelican Bookstore

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