2/15/2021 Tornado

ORCA Remembrance of the 2/15/2021 Tornado

Dear Ocean Ridge Residents,

Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) would like to acknowledge that one year ago this Tuesday, February 15, 2021, our Ocean Ridge community experienced the most challenging event to date with the tornado that ripped through our community. This one year anniversary is bittersweet for many reasons: the losses of Barry Glick, Phyllis and Rich O’Connor and the continuing challenges of rebuilding that many of you have experienced and others are still facing. We were all impacted and share the grief of these losses and struggles.

Let’s remember the way we, as a community, “came together”: working side by side and donating over $140,000 to ease the difficulties and provide support for our neighbors who were physically impacted. That is who we are.

So, although we are not gathering together on Tuesday, due to Covid concerns, Ocean Ridge Charities Association wants you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers for all you have gone through this past year and the challenges that still exist. This strong, supportive community, which prides itself on supporting each other, is still with you.

The Ocean Ridge Charities Association Board of Directors

These local television news broadcasts from WECT demonstrate the way Ocean Ridge Plantation, as a community, “came together”.  Ocean Ridge Charities Association, Social Activities Committee, Ocean Ridge Quilters Club, and Ocean Ridge Management Association collaborated to try and ease the heartbreak and destruction in the tornado's aftermath. 

Click below to see clips: