Gloria Hoggard celebrated as Hotline’s Volunteer of the Month

Published 12:54 pm Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Outer Banks Hotline has announced that its November 2021 Hotline Volunteer of the Month is Gloria Hoggard, one of the dedicated volunteers in the Manteo thrift store. She was nominated by Serena Tobiasz.

“Finding a person that is a good fit and helps uplift an organization can be difficult; one person can make or break your team,” said Tobiasz, manager of the Nags Head store. “With that in mind, my pick for volunteer of the month is Gloria Hoggard.”

“Gloria comes in with a smile and friendly word for everyone every day and a positive attitude. She works linens but will help in almost any area that she can, excluding the register because she just is not comfortable with it,” Tobiasz continued. “If there are a lot of donations, she will just dig right in and sling bags with the best of them. If I need someone to price, she is there, helping rearrange the products and moving them.”

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Hoggard is originally from Ahoskie, where she and her husband operated a restaurant until their retirement and moved to Dare County in November 2015. She started volunteering with Hotline the same month.

“Gloria personifies the kindness and generosity of the volunteer spirit!” stated an Outer Banks Hotline press release.

Outer Banks Hotline is a private, non-profit human services organization that provides crisis intervention, safe house, information and referrals, advocacy, and prevention education services to residents of and visitors to the Outer Banks. A 24-hour crisis line (252-473-3366) connects a distressed caller to a volunteer trained to listen and make referrals. Topics include suicide, family problems, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

For more information, call 252-473-5121 or visit