In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we hope that all our NorthDelaWHEREHappening fans, including our east coast sister Happening sites and their fans – PhillyHappening.com, SojoHappening.com, OceanHappening.com, BucksHappening.com, MontcoHappening.com and NassauHappening.com -are SAFE and the damage to your homes, properties and businesses wasn’t severe. There’s no question Sandy was a mega storm and the impacts throughout our region devastating. Our hearts and prayers extend to all those LOCAL communities hit the hardest. Let’s work together to rebuild and help each other recover! Let’s enable our LOCAL Strength.
Delaware Hurricane Sandy Hotline (800) 464-4357
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American Red Cross – Disaster Relief
Consider making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to support communities as they rebuild from this devastation caused by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. Many families will return home in the next few days only to find their homes completely uninhabitable. They’ll need supplies to clean up their homes, a place to sleep at night while their roofs and windows are repaired, and food and water to keep them going until power is restored to their neighborhoods. They’ll need you.
Recovery takes time – and it takes commitment, not only from those affected by disaster, but also from those who are willing to give it their all and help.
Make a gift to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief now and stand with families affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy as they rebuild and recover, every step of the way. To Make a Donation now – Click here.
Be A Hero – Give Blood
Blood Bank of Delmarva will reopen Wednesday, Oct 31st, as a result of the hurricane, we are in need to rebuilding blood inventories and are especially in need of platelet donors. Call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 to schedule an appointment or visit www.delmarvablood.org. Please help spread the word and do your part if you can give…we need your help! Thank you!
Delaware Humane Association
Delaware Humane Association, a privately funded no-kill animal shelter which at any time houses up to 40 dogs and 90 cats, located on A Street in southeast Wilmington was in the Mandatory Evacuation Zone. Great news – all the cats and dogs at DHA found safe and sound homes in temporary shelters! The staff did an amazing job coordinating and implementing the evacuation in record time. Thank you again to everyone who took cats and dogs into your homes and to DHA business partners Windcrest Animal Hospital and Playtime Doggie Daycare for providing additional accommodations. The DHA shelter is in good shape after the storm and things are back to getting back to normal. They were left with a few damaged trees, some field flooding, a couple of small leaks in the building, and a dumpster that was pushed across the parking lot by the wind. DHA was again fortunate that there was no flooding within the shelter itself as expected, but plans for DHA’s new facility at its current location specify that it will be elevated higher above the flood plain as an added precaution. The DHA’s Capital Campaign Continues Strong Growth During Public Phase – You can help protect the animals before the next storm by giving today. Visit www.dehumane.org
Please Thank Your Local Service Members
Local, county and state police, fire fighters, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, doctors, government officials, cleaning crews, coast guard, national guard – We thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for keeping us SAFE and informed! You are amazing! Each giving of your personal time, away from your families, to help protect us. We extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation.
DELAWARE RESOURCES FOR REBUILDING
For a list of Delaware school closures, road closures, and after the storm
Please visit: governor.delaware.gov/information/after_sandy.shtml
Be Wary of Fraud
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has provided resources for Delawareans to protect themselves against scam artists trying to fraudulently make money in the aftermath of the storm. If you suspect you have been scammed or have received a suspicious call or email, please call the Attorney General’s toll-free Consumer Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or email the Consumer Protection Unit at [email protected].
FREE Water Test Kits for Private Wells Courtesy of Delaware Public Health(DPH)
The number one public health priority after a flood is safe drinking water. DPH reminds Delawareans to make sure your water is safe before drinking and bathing. If you are among the 15% of Delawareans on a private well, DPH will provide free drinking water test kits to detect contamination from bacteria. Test kits will be available at the following sites and must be dropped off at the location at which you picked up the kit once you have a water sample. If the water is found to be contaminated, Public Health staff’s goal is to contact people within 72 hours to provide guidance on cleaning up your well. Test Kits are available in the following North Delaware locations: 1) University Plaza, Chopin Bldg, 258 Chapman Road, Newark 302-283-7100 or 2) Delaware Public Laboratory, 30 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna, 302-653-2870.
WE ARE LOCAL!
If you know organizations that need assistance as a result of the effects of Hurricane Sandy,
please email us with details at [email protected]