Oak Island VFW Post #10226 "VFW Operation Uplink"...As the largest organization of combat veterans, VFW knows the importance of keeping military families in touch. That's why in 1996 VFW launched the VFW Operation Uplink™ program - the premiere calling program for deployed service members that provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. The program is the only one of its kind, providing two designated days each month when deployed service members making phone calls from their Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) center to the U.S., and other home base location land lines, are greeted by a recording which states the call will be free, courtesy of Operation Uplink. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members, as well as other caring citizens, generously support the program. Since it's start in 2006, Free Call Days have provided more than 6.1 million free connections for service members and their families. The VFW is proud of Operation Uplink because it provides an easy way for individuals and organizations to make an immediate difference in the lives of active-duty military personnel. The SOBS has donated over $30,000 through the local VFW to provide US Service men and women with free call days and Internet connections.
County New Hope Clinic...
Brunswick County New Hope Clinic...In 1998, a small group of compassionate people with a big vision joined together and founded New Hope Clinic. That first year they operated out of a single room and treated 38 patients. From this modest beginning, New Hope Clinic has come a long way. They now operate a 4,000 sq. ft. facility in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC where they provide care five days per week, and limited services are offered at a satellite clinic in Shallotte. In addition to primary medical care, they offer specialty clinics for urology, EKG, dental, diabetes treatment, and medical eye care. They have a limited pharmacy onsite and a Pharmacy Assistance Program. They also host diabetes education classes, a weight management support group and partner with other organizations to provide additional services. A small staff and over 150 volunteers, including doctors, dentists, FNPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, medical & dental assistants, and administrative support personnel, contribute over 10,000 volunteer hours to provide nearly 6,000 patient encounters annually. They help nearly 1,000 patients each year, but the need is even greater. Please help us spread the word about New Hope Clinic! The SOBS donate their proceeds from a designated dance on an annual basis.
Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR)...founded by Jeannine Friday Bicknell in 1992, S.O.A.R. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal rescue that functions solely on the monetary donations of our gracious sponsors as well as the time and efforts of our dedicated and faithful volunteers. Located just between historic Southport and relaxing Oak Island, NC, S.O.A.R. resides on approximately 3 acres of property. There you will find dog kennels for up to 14 dogs; a large fenced-in run and training area where the dogs can play without being leashed; a cattery with open rooms as well as cat kennels and 2 houses for cats living with FeLV (feline leukemia virus) and FIV (feline immnunodeficiency virus). The SOBS donate their proceeds from a designated dance on an annual basis.
Oak Island Family Children Services...Each year at the SOBS Annual Christmas Party, we ask our members to donate new unwrapped toys for distribution to the Oak Island Family Children Services. We routinely deliver at least 2 car loads of toys to warm the hearts of many deserving children.
Oak Island Moose Lodge #2059 Family Center - "Mooseheart"... is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school. Dedicated in July 1913 by the Moose fraternal organization, Mooseheart cares for youth whose families are unable, for a wide variety of reasons, to care for them. Some have lost one or both parents; others are living in environments that are simply not conducive to healthy growth and development. Whatever the reason, the men and women of the Moose, through unparalleled generosity and volunteerism, furnish the resources necessary to care for children in need. The Moose fraternity provides children with a wholesome home-like environment and the best possible training and education.
P.O. Box 274
Oak Island, NC 28465