Middletown Assistance Info

Central Catskills Relief / Middletown

Arkville, Fleischmanns, Margaretville
(updated 10/17/11)


Help Still Available for Flood Victims

Area residents affected by the flood of August 28 should know that they can still get help rebuilding their lives through the area’s Interfaith Council.

Did you lose furniture? Pots and pans? Bedding? Clothes?

Do you need assistance tearing out walls and rebuilding?

Are you housebound, unable to go for help, or to replace the things you lost?

Homeowners or tenants, young or old, families or singles are encouraged to contact their own church pastor, or to call Dorothy Maffei at the unofficial recovery headquarters in the Commons, at 845-586-4177; homegoods@catskill.net.

“We are here to help in any way, whether it’s furnishing your new home or apartment, providing a gas card so you can fill the car and get to work, or helping complete applications for aid from the government, the Mark Project, and other local and county agencies,” said Maffei. “There are many organizations involved in this recovery — Cooperative Extension, Margaretville Hospital, the Family Table, the churches and others. All are doing great work, but it can be confusing. We can help make those connections if you don’t know where to start.”

Added Rich Dykstra of the Interfaith Council, “We are really concerned about meeting people’s needs. Even the littlest things can go a long way to making people feel better and stronger, that they are going to recover from this. We have been entrusted by the greater community with a lot of resources and we want to make sure they are being used by the people who need them.”

Seven weeks after the flood, some people are still struggling with how to go forward, and are just now figuring out what needs to be done. Practical, immediate help is available to individuals and families, and there is no shame in asking for assistance. If you know someone who could use a hand, call 586-4177.

And if you have some time and the willingness to help your neighbors, there is a continuing need for volunteers to shop for folks without transportation, muck out properties, pick up and deliver furniture and to help with forms and logistics. Please call the number above if you can assist.

Targeting your donation

If you were untouched by the flood and are still looking for a way to make a meaningful contribution, check out http://rebuild123.org, a special website developed to collect the stuff that’s needed and put it in the hands of people who can use it.

Click on “Catskills” and “Middletown Flood Recovery” to see a list of general needs (dehumidifiers, tub mats, lamps, cookware), and also needed items that individual families have identified, from a vacuum cleaner to a well pump, a king size bed frame to a child’s dresser. Call Dorothy Maffei if you you’d like to supply an item and arrangements will be made to pick it up and deliver it.

“There is an extreme labor shortage in the area and there just are no hands available for sorting through, organizing and packaging random donations,” Maffei explains. “We are trying to meet very specific needs.”



The Town of Middletown has set up a website blog to keep you informed on municipal updates for roads and infrastructure, restrictions and public information. In addition daily updates will be posted about community services and support to help us recover from the flood. Visit: www.middletownfloodrecovery.wordpress.com

You can now listen to WIOX Radio on MTC Channel 10 Public Access TV Station. OR  visit www.watershedpost.com.



We at MARK are continuing to assist those who are displaced due to the storm. We need landlords with available rental units to contact us with specifics. Also, if anyone knows of a displaced individual or family they should contact us immediately 845.586.3500 The MARK Project will accept applications for flood relief for both individuals and families starting this Thursday,  September 15. The local community revitalization organization has been running full bore since disastrous flooding struck Arkville, Fleischmanns, Margaretville and other local hamlets on August 28 and it now has several avenues of help available. Learn more by calling 845 586-3500 or check on-line at www.markproject.org.



The Family Table – 
Catskill Mountain Christian Center
629 Main Street

    • All FOOD PANTRY needs will be met by the Family Table Open 10-4 Daily –
      Milk, yogurt, food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper goods, trash bags.
    • WEDNESDAY NIGHT SENIOR DINNER resumes on September 14, 2011 at 5 p.m.
    • MEALS are continuing to be served at the CMCC.

Margaretville Methodist Church
55 Church Street

      Please call for openings 845-586-4410

Fleischmanns United Methodist Church
Main Street

Fleischmanns Relief Center is under the direction of Lynn Collins and coordinators Peg DiBenedetto, Jeanine Pascarella, Judy Shiner and Victoria Quesada.

Hours of Services have been cut back to 10am – 4pm through this weekend, September 17 and September 18. The meal program is coming to an end but food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and other items are still available. Coordination of volunteers for individual home and business mud removal, debris removal, and other cleaning needs are managed here.

There remains a need for volunteers. Hours are 8am to 8pm daily. Enter through parking lot in the rear of building.

Quarltere’s Garden Center
Route 30, Roxbury

    • PET FOOD can be found at Quarltere’s

First Presbyterian Church
89 Orchard Street
Open Mon/Tue/Wed 9 to 2

      the Margaretville Presbyterian Church cannot take any more clothing donations. A large supply of clothing and shoes are available including winter jackets.
      Some cleaning products, toiletries and household items, baby items including formula, diapers and car seats.  Have new lot of Pampers, toothbrushes and hand soap.

43365 State Hwy 28

    • EVERYTHING FROM THE ARKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NOW AT ARKVILLE-BIKEVILLE. Pick up or drop off clothing, supplies, household supplies, canned goods, toiletries.etc. We now have socks…still need work gloves


Please call 845-586-4177 to donate furniture. This is necessary due to limited storage space for large items. By leaving your number further arrangements can be made to match what you have with someone who is in need of that item.



LLobet Medical Group
42082 Highway 28,  Margaretville

Walk-in Clinic for health related concerns

Miller’s Drug Store
778 Main Street,  Margaretville

Continues to been fully open to serve our communities.

Margaretville Hospital
42084 State Highway 28

CVS Pharmacy
The Commons Building, Margaretville

CVS has opened a temporary location (formerly Lil Sprouts) in The Commons Building, Margaretville.

Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm,
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm.

MONETARY DONATIONS that will reach our residents

The MARK Project
Catskill Flood Relief
Box 516 Arkville, NY 12406

Note preference for donation on check or donate online at: http://www.markproject.org

The Interfaith Council c/o NBT Bank (‘flood relief’)
PO Box 140, Margaretville, NY 12455


United Way of Delaware and Otsego County Disaster Fund
To make a donation call: 607-432-8006
or mail your check to:
31 Maple Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
Note ‘flood relief’ on your check.


If you would like to schedule a time to help any of our communities please contact Dorothy Maffei at 845.586.4177 or Jennifer Kabat at jenkabat@gmail.com to schedule.


576 W. Hubbell Road,  Margaretville

Hanah management is seeking day workers to clean the golf course of debris. $10 per hour. Call Hanah and leave your name and telephone number. You will receive a scheduling call to begin work.

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