VOLUNTEERING

ORCA welcomes anyone in the community to volunteer in support of ORCA's charitable efforts.  We need the most help setting up our fundraising events.  It usually takes an hour or 2 of your time.

 

If you are interested in helping out, you can contact ANY of the ORCA Board Members at any time. Just click to find out who they are or send us an email.

Here are 3 you can check into now...

Volunteer your time and talent to help make Hospice Dolls for Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center

(Contact ORCA's Peggy Burris - peggyb@atmc.net)

Volunteer your time and talent to help Wilmington Area Rebuilding Mission (W.A.R.M) rebuild local homes in need of repair

(Contact ORCA's Pris Lowell- prislovell@gmail.com)

ORCA Service Club

ORCA VOLUNTEERS - 2019

        ORCA Service Club

       In 2019, hundreds of Ocean Ridge residents again stepped up to help make life better and brighter for our neighbors in need here in Brunswick County.  Thank you so much to all you wonderful volunteers who helped out!  Because we are so blessed to have so many volunteers, in 2019 we established a new way to record the efforts and support of our volunteers.  We are calling it the ORCA Service Club

 

        This new approach will make it easier for us to include many Ocean Ridge residents in the planning and executing of ORCA activities and events.  Many of our activities will be one-time only, and others recurring, typically on an annual basis.  When you sign up for The Service Club, we will ask you which activities you might help us with.  We will also ask you if you are interested in providing support for administrative functions such as finance, communications, news articles, and much more. There are lots of ways to help!

 

        If you have not already, and you'd like to join the ORCA Service Club, or would like more information, please contact George Briggs at briggsghb@aol.com.

 

 

                                                            Events during 2019

            Once again, we enjoyed so many of our traditional events throughout the year - and of course added some new initiatives, too.

    Something Old - You made our wonderful social events like Trivia Night, the Dinner Dance, the Murder Mystery, the Arts & Crafts Fair, and the Holiday Open House Tour such fun times -- and extremely successful FUNdraisers to assist our local charities.

     You handcrafted beautiful Dolls, Angels and Hearts for patients and families served by Hospice.  You again very generously donated hundreds of backpacks and groceries for schoolchildren - without enough food to get through the weekend. 

     Something New - During the summer so many residents very generously donated to our first Computers4Kids drive.  As the 2019 holidays approached, we undertook two more new efforts:

     - The Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Coastal Carolina Museum in Ocean Isle Beach.  We're thrilled that ORCA's Christmas tree was voted #1 Best Tree!

     - We also assisted with the Brunswick County Toy Run for disadvantaged children, helping ensure that children in need could still celebrate a very Merry Christmas!

​            The list goes on and on.  In past years we've listed the names of all our volunteers.  But the list keeps growing so much, into the hundreds, that it has become almost impossible. Sincere thanks to each of you for all your time and hard work to help the neediest among us! 

                                     ​           Thank you so very much !!

THANK YOU !

ORCA VOLUNTEERS – 2018

         

In 2018, hundreds of Ocean Ridge residents once again turned out

and volunteered to help ORCA make life a little better for our

neighbors in need here in Brunswick County.  You helped make our

social events like Trivia Night, the Dinner Dance, the Murder

Mystery, the Arts & Crafts Fair, and the Holiday Open House Tour

such fun events and extremely successful FUNdraisers to assist our

local charities.

You handcrafted beautiful Dolls, Angels and Hearts for patients and

families being helped by Hospice.  You very generously donated

backpacks and groceries for schoolchildren without enough food to

get through the weekend.  And after Hurricane Florence devastated

much of Brunswick County in September, you turned out en masse

on two separate Make A Difference Days in October to greatly assist

with critical hurricane relief.

The list goes on and on.  Sincere thanks to each of you for all your

time and hard work to assist the neediest among us.  Once again

ORCA and all of us achieved another very successful year of

philanthropy here in Brunswick County.

Thank you for everything you did !!

Ginny Alger

Linda & Jack Anderson

Karen Arnold

Faye & Rick Arvonio

Barbara Augone

Pam Bank

Elaine & Jay Benedict

Cathy Benton

Donna & Jennifer Bernhardson

Diana Black

Elke & Bob Boal

Linda & Lin Bradley

Rose & George Briggs

Candy Brooker

Sherri & Tom Brown

Karen & Wilbur Browning

Peggy Burris

Joanne & Richard Bush

Hugh Carano

Deet Carden

Wendy & Jerry Carney

Liz & Bob Cermak

Karen & Whit Clark

Donna & Paul Clayton

Randy Clifton

Anita Clodfelter

Michelle Cook

Nancy & Bill Cooper

Sue Coppola & Richard Hibbs

Chris Corbisero

Dennis Covelli

Joanne Cowley

Betsy Crawford

Deb & Jim Creghan

Lorraine & Jim Crosby

Fran Croson

Deb & Bob Cross

Judy & Mike Cunningham

Pat & Mike Dailey

Bernadette & Paul D'Ascoli

Pat Davin

Betty Dean

Laura DeCando

Darlene & Mike Dies

Sharon & Ralph DiVito

Nancy & Chris Doukakis

Patti Dugan

Carol & Eric Dunham

Karen Dunn

Judy Dwyer

Terri Edgerton

Joyce & Rob Edwards

Corinne & Andy Eisenstein

Barbara & Jim Ellenberger

Gary & Nancy Ettenger

Geri & Clair Evans

Betsy & Bob Fatzinger

Barbara & Russ Ferguson

Joan & Andy Fescoe

Sharon & Kevin Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

Teresa & Tom Flaherty

Barbara Freeman

Barbara & Ken French

Bev & Lynn Furman

Janet Getz

Pat Gibson

Peggy & Mike Gildea

Janice & Bob Gorrie

Tina & Reiner Grauerholz

Jeanne & Larry Gray

Beth & John Grunewalder

Di & Ed Gruver

Susan & Vic Guarino

Joni & Dale Hackman

Susan & Gary Halberstadt

Judy Harlow

Shelley Haskins

Motoko Hatfield

Cindy Hathaway

Eileen & Rob Hearn

Brenda & Glenn Hess

Sue Coppola & Richard Hibbs

Ruth Hockensmith

Linda & Wayne Hodges

Lynn Hollett

Leslie & Joe Horvath

Diana Hotop

Lisa & Chuck Hutzler

Dick Jania

Glenola Jarvis

Ronni Jobes

Shirley Johnson

Linda Johnston

Deb & Jim Jullien

Amy Kelly

Lilia Kierez

Rosemary and Tom Kilbridge

Mary King-Taylor

Ginny Kintzing & Nick Minion

Meggan Klippen

Margie Lacey

Phyllis & Roger LaClair

Kath Larson

Cynthia Laux

Cheri & Joe Lavorgna

Debbie & Mike Lebkicher

Nancy Liggera

Kathy & Sandy Lonsinger

Pris & Bob Lovell

Grace Loyack

Mary & Ray Lukanc

Maureen Lundgren

Dotty Lynch

Mary Pat & Michael Lynch

Maureen Lynch

Bernita Magee

Mary Ann Mahoney

Mike Maisel

Pattie & Chuck Maliszewski

Marjie & Don Masline

Jo Ann Mathews

Nancy McDonald

Barbara McMurtry

Ruby McMillen & Michael Trescak

Ann McNally

Valya & Joe Mentz

Joanne & Chris Messerlie

Beth & Mike Michelakis

Monica Miele

Diane & Don Miles

Carole Milnichuk

Ginny Kintzing & Nick Minion

Andrea & Roger Mitchell

Beth & Tony Moorcones

Judi & Greg Moore

Cathy & Jack Mulligan

Martha & Rob Mynhier

Sharon & Lloyd Nault

Beth Naylor

Karen Nelson

Pam & Gary Nelson

Rose & Dennis Nelson

Phyl O'Connor

Margie & John Oehmke

MaryAnn & Andy Ondek

Opportunity Rocks

Judith & David Patterson

Randy Pelton

Mary & Rick Perno

Claudia & John Piccarelli

Mary & David Pirrung

Colleen & Bob Plebanek

Chris & Werner Puck

Myra & Michael Reed

Pat Robison

Nancy & Glenn Roman

Marge & Ken Rose

Peg & Dave Rosenfeld

Barbara Roth

Winnie Rubio

Marcia Rumsey

Rosie & Mike Savoia

Maggy & Bill Schlink

Carole Schuster

Tina Seamon

Diane & John Serbetzian

Deb & Joe Shanahan

Sandy Shanahan

Debbie Sisk

Bonnie & Ron Sorice

Laura & Mike Spivey

Carol Sullivan

Leona Swerock

Margie & Robert Talley

Linda Tart

Jean & Bob Theiss

Ruby McMillen & Michael Trescak

Sharon & Jim Tucker

Debbie & John Vita

Janet & Robert Vogel

Carol & Bill Wakefield

Donna & Phil Wald

Tom Waldron

Lisa & Randy Weller

Lissa & Dave Westerman

Laura, Melanie & Rick Wheaton

Lori & Dave White

Nancy & Rick Whitfield

Debbie Wingfield

Dagmar & Bob Wood

Ruth & George Woodard

Dot & Bob Wurster

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DID !!

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