Stuff the Bus program collects more than 4 tons of food

DART’s “Stuff The Bus” COVID-19 Relief Efforts Food Drive collected 4.5 tons (9,097 pounds) of food, officials announced Wednesday. The week-long food drive took place from June 22-26 at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth Beach and Dover, and the ShopRite stores at First State Plaza, Brandywine Commons and Four Seasons Shopping Centers. The Food Bank […]

La Red gets personal protective equipment donation

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County-based La Red Health Center Inc. got a shot in the arm Friday morning – a mercy flight of personal protective equipment to help in its continuous mission to serve clients during COVID-19. Shortly after 11 a.m., a Skylane 182 Cessna, owned and piloted by Wilmer Esbenshade and co-piloted by Tim Weaver, […]

Community groups parter for free brown bag lunches in Millsboro

LONG NECK — In 1985, the movie world served up “The Breakfast Club.” In spring 2020 on Long Neck, it’s more like the Lunch Bunch. Collaboration between American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 in Millsboro and the community-based Local Ladies of Long Neck produced 10 weeks of free brown bag lunches to anyone who wanted them. […]

YMCA of Delaware hunger relief efforts to continue

The YMCA of Delaware will continue to distribute food at multiple locations across the state and will serve as pickup sites for the Food Bank of Delaware Backpack Program. To date, the YMCA has distributed more than 125,000 meals to community members in need. For more information, visit www.ymcade.org/food-distribution/. Community members will be able to […]

Annual Go Red for Women goes virtual

DOVER — The American Heart Association held its annual Go Red for Women luncheon virtually on Wednesday. The overarching theme of the event was that cardiovascular diseases do not discriminate. It continues to be the number one killer of women and spans across gender, race and age. Many in virtual attendance were “going red” for […]

Wesley Church holds weekly drive-thru food collection

DOVER — Wesley United Methodist Church invites the community to participate in a Drive-Thru Food Pantry Collection by the United Methodist Men each Wednesday morning. The church, located at 209 S. State St., will hold the collection between 10 and 11 a.m. in the parking lot. Officials ask that those interested in donation pull up […]

Milford boy spurs food drive for less fortunate

MILFORD — It started with a simple question to their first-grade son at bedtime: if you could do anything to help people right now, what would you do? “[Landen] thought about it for a few seconds and he said, ‘I would give them food,’” said his mother, Amy Jones. “We were like, ‘OK, we’ll see […]

Realtors offer aid to Dover Baytree fire victims

DOVER — While the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has made everyone’s life change in different ways over the past couple of months, the life-altering experience felt by the displaced residents of the Baytree Apartment Homes following a fire at the complex on April 2 is unimaginable. Through it all, neighbors are still finding ways to help […]

Sussex State Farm agents partner for CHEER

GEORGETOWN — Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. To assist the needs of the community during the challenging Covid-19 pandemic, local State Farm Insurance agents and sales executive Kelly Brion recently teamed to bring additional cheer to CHEER Inc. and its Meals On Wheels program. They donated $10,250 so CHEER could continue to […]

Local nonprofits receive $163,00

WILMINGTON — The Delaware Does More COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund announced Monday it has provided $163,000 to 11 community organizations across the state. Managed by the United Way of Delaware, the fund aims to help groups that are assisting Delawareans in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. So far, the fund has released about $632,000 […]

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