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Delmarva Peninsula Participates in Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- People on the Delmarva Peninsula are helping those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and in Florida. Over the next 48 hours, volunteers in Georgetown are on standby with a donation drop off at the Georgetown Airport. Seaplanes are standing by to ferry supplies from Georgetown to the outer islands. 

Heather Chirtea, of Lewes, Del., set up the donation drop at Georgetown Airport from Sunday until Monday night for relief supplies.

She wants you to put three things on your "Honey Do" list Sunday and Monday. Chritea wants you to first gather items around your home or buy them at the store. She then wants you to drive the items to the Georgetown Airport, located at the Hangar Tower Building to make the drop. Chritea says you can also donate any spare money to get the planes to the islands. If you are not a local to Delaware, you can order online and ship items directly. 

As Heather sorts through donated clothes and toiletry items, you would never know she was once stranded in Hurricane Erma last year. Heather Chirtea is a pilot and contacted a fleet of seaplanes to drop of supplies to Florida and the Bahamas. She knows the feeling of losing everything and then left with no where to go. Chritea decided to team up with SUN 'n FUN, a nonprofit organization in Florida. She says the most important thing is life and there is a lot Delmarva can do to support.

 "As a community, we need to help. All of us need to go through our houses, and we need to get everything we can find. It will be a huge help to donate goods to the islands" announces Chritea. 

 Lt. Bob Turner is the public affairs officer for the Coastal Patrol Base 2 in Ocean View, Del. He went through his closet this morning to donate relief supplies. Turner says this could of been our community affected by Hurricane Dorian.

"If that storm had turned a few degrees to the west it could of been us getting smacked. So I think if we have the ability and the material and the time, we should volunteer and help out" explains Turner.

Volunteers in Georgetown are still in need of donations to help people recover from Hurricane Dorian. Heather Chritea created a website called Heathertour.com with a list of supplies that are needed. The most urgent items needed are wheel barrows, chainsaws, drills, air mattresses, tools, canned food with pop-tops, clothing, solar lights, flashlights with batteries, duct tape, tents,and camping gear. They are collecting anything from tools, batteries, food, clothes, bedding, hygiene kits, medical supplies, children's items, pet supplies, and cleaning supplies.

Volunteers say any item you can donate will help out tremendously. The only items that are not accepted are construction supplies like wood, perishable food items, prescription drugs, syringes, and liquids. For more information on the relief effort in Georgetown you can go to Heathertour.com. Another way you can donate is by sending money to fund seaplanes at Bahamas Relief

As Heather Chirtea collects more supplies, Delmarva is one step closer to helping the relief effort of Hurricane Dorian. All items will be accepted from 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 through 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

 

 

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