North Carolina Beach Buggy Association donations support several organizations

Published 10:27 am Saturday, February 5, 2022

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The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association presented a $5,000 check to the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men to help that organization with its work assisting others.

The Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men has assisted with long-term storm recovery by elevating trailers out of Hatteras Island flood zones and helping in Ocracoke after Dorian.

In 2021, Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men helped over 90 families with food, rent, utilities, medical emergencies and other needs. The organization’s volunteers are always available to provide early response in emergencies.

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Tom Brueckner, a Beach Buggy Association director, writes that North Carolina Beach Buggy Association is proud to support the all-volunteer organization which continues to impact the lives of many on Hatteras Island.

Along with the donation to the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, North Carolina Beach Buggy Association contributed a total of $16,875 to the following organizations and scholarships: Chicamacomico Banks Fire and Water Rescue, Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, Outer Banks Women’s Club Angel Gift, Frisco Volunteer Fire Department, Hatteras Village Volunteer Fire Department, Buxton Volunteer Fire Department, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, Radio Hatteras and four-year scholarships to a graduating senior from Cape Hatteras Secondary, First Flight High School, Manteo High School, Ocracoke School and association member or member family.

The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association received thanks for another service.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recognized the association for its participation in the Adopt-A-Highway Program. The association’s commitment started in May 1991.

The NCDOT awarded the association the 30-Year Distinguished Star Award and provided two 30-Year Stars for the Adopt-A-Highway signs, which mark the area the association cleans.

NCBBA’s Adopt-A Highway program covers NC 12 beginning at the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet to one-half mile north of the Coquina Beach Ramp 2 entrance. Association volunteers collect litter on both sides of the highway in April, June, September and November. The Adopt-A-Highway pick-up coincides with the association’s Operation Beach Respect in April, June and September.

Director Carol Mowers and her husband Dave Mowers head up association’s litter removal program. Carol also handles merchandise and membership for the group. Carol has managed the Adopt-A-Highway program for a number of years and the association presented the 30-Year Distinguished Star Award to Carol Mowers at the association’s November 2021 board meeting.