Sept. 8, 2021 — Here are resources on how Delawareans can donate and volunteer to help those in need.
The aftermath of Hurricane Ida resulted in record floods in Wilmington, Delaware, displacing more than 200 people. The flooding hit the city’s Riverside and 11th Street Bridge neighborhoods the hardest – largely the city’s Black neighborhoods.
The Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) is providing this information so individual members of the parish and others can contribute as they so choose. In addition, the Apostles In Ministry Fund offering in September and October will be targeted for a contribution to our local community. At the same time, the Fund is sending $500 to both Haiti and Louisiana through the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund.
How To Donate
1) Click here to donate to Delaware Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster team for food, water, medicine, clothing and other supplies in high demand among dozens of families displaced by flooding.
2) Click here to donate to Habitat for Humanity New Castle County. You can write a note designating your gift for hurricane relief. You may also mail a check to Habitat for Humanity, 1920 Hutton Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.
3) Stacey Henry is organizing grassroots donation efforts. She and volunteers are looking for people to donate any type of household items and is accepting cash as well. Contact Henry directly at 302-420-1819 (as suggested in the News Journal).
How To Volunteer
1) If you are interested in volunteering in the City of Wilmington, call 302-381-3594 or click here to contact the Office of State Volunteerism and Volunteer Delaware.
4) Habitat for Humanity New Castle County is working with other organizations regarding supplies, but they are also looking for volunteers to physically assist with clearing homes of ruined drywall, insulation, carpeting, and anything that creates an urgent health hazard. Click here to contact Habitat for Humanity in New Castle County.