Aid Group Helps Outer Banks Recover from Irene

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Volunteer teams with Operation Blessing International are in the Outer Banks of North Carolina visiting some of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Irene.

The teams are trying to figure out what kind of help may be needed in the affected areas like Hatteras Island and Stumpy Point.

Volunteers will help Stumpy Point residents remove their belongings and begin to clean and gut their homes.

"Many of them are overwhelmed. In fact, I got a report about a resident we're about to go visit whose wife just had a stroke, home just flooded and now he's thinking about taking his life," explained Jody Herrington-Gettys, director of U.S. Disaster Relief for Operation Blessing.

See photos of Operation Blessing's teams working in Stumpy Point.

The Virginia Beach, Va.-based charity aid organization will begin serving hot meals to residents beginning Thursday.

"You know the greatest resource right now is just to pray for the people of Stumpy Point and I'm sure the people of Hatteras Island as well cause there are many local fisherman that are there. So Operation Blessing's going to be here obviously to give them food, water, volunteer crews, but also to pray and to love on them as well," Herrington- Gettys said.

Find out how you can help Operation Blessing provide disaster relief to those affected by Hurricane Irene.

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