Delmarva Power expands assistance to relief organizations

NEWARK – On Tuesday, Delmarva Power announced it has expanded its commitment to Delaware and Maryland relief organizations in its service area to $100,000. The economic need during the current health crisis continues to increase, and these essential funds are being donated to help with the daily operations of these important groups during the coronavirus […]

Salvation Army opens Virtual Food Pantry to provide donations

DOVER — The Salvation Army of Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvaia has launched a Virtual Food Pantry that leads to real food assistance to help feed those who are in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Without leaving home, individuals are invited to jump online, shop for others and help make a difference in the lives of […]

Mountaire feeds Nanticoke, PRMC health care workers

SEAFORD — Dawn broke Thursday morning over Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford to waves of protective masks, orange cones and social distancing — and a truckload of Mountaire chicken. In support of healthcare communities facing challenging, stressful times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mountaire Farms provided some nutritious assistance. This week, Mountaire donated more than 44,000 […]

Camden company receives masks from China, donates to police

CAMDEN — Instead of providing a few free medical face masks, Chinese supplier Shenzen Bergek Technology Co. sent 1,000. The donations arrived Tuesday at SUMURI computer company, which distributed them to local law enforcement without hesitation. The sequence began with a March 18 email from China to SUMURI in Camden offering to share some masks […]

Community donates supplies to Dover first responders

DOVER — Community members stepped up quickly this week for the first responders devoted to protecting them. Via a public Facebook request and personal email asks, the Dover Fire Department received crucial health-related supplies almost immediately. On Monday morning, Capital School District principals committed to donating hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes within 90 minutes of […]

Read Aloud Delaware turns Little Free Library into temporary food pantry

GEORGETOWN — Books – the pillar of Read Aloud Delaware’s mission – have given way to food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Aloud Delaware volunteers have repurposed the Little Free Library in front of the Georgetown office at 108 N. Bedford St. as a food pantry for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The changeover […]

Dover International Speedway to serve as medical supply donation drop-off

DOVER – In a continued effort to provide medical supplies to healthcare systems throughout Delaware, Bayhealth is working with eBrightHealth to collect donations, officials announced Wednesday. A medical supply donation site at Dover International Speedway parking lot is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Donors are asked to drive up, but […]

Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity suspending volunteer program

DOVER — Due to the recent confirmation by the Delaware Health and Social Services of multiple cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kent County, Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity will be temporarily suspending our volunteer program until further notice. This includes all ReStore, Build-site, Business Interface, RSVP, volunteer partner programs, and required community service volunteers. […]

Commentary: Everyone can be a philanthropist on Day of Giving

By Chris Grundner, Thère du Pont and Todd Veale We’d like to paint a picture, a small glimpse really, of what our world might look like without nonprofits. Nobody to help you find shelter after a hurricane or fire destroys your house. No one to talk to or to guide you when you or a […]

Polar Bears getting ready to take the Plunge for Delaware Special Olympics

REHOBOTH BEACH — Lewes Polar Bear Plunge veteran Ann Grunert vividly recalls her first “Plunge.” “I guess I remember thinking I would die, the first time,” she said. “I just couldn’t mentally wrap around the idea of jumping in that cold, freeing water — when I’m always cold. I just thought we would die. I […]