Relief Services Updates

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Running for relief

Program Planning Students from SUNY Delhi are creating a Fund Raising event to help the Flood Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.  The event is called Running for Relief.  Both runners and walkers are welcome.  The date is November 19, 2011.  Registration and packet Pick-up begin at 8:00 AM in the lower lobby of … Continue reading

Lecture/Workshop for Irene Victims

Margaretville Hospital and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley are pleased to announce a lecture/workshop to assist members of the communities affected by Hurricane Irene.  It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Margaretville Central School gymnasium, led by Sr. Maureen Jerkowski, OSF, MSW, a social worker at … Continue reading

Benefit Concert Nov. 6, 1-5:30, at MCS

The day after Hurricane Irene ripped through Margaretville, Arkville and Fleischmanns, Rob Laing started thinking about how to bring people together. Laing’s band, Country Express, performs its rollicking style of country music across the Catskills, and Laing decided that the thing the community needed was a benefit concert. “I know so many folks in the stricken … Continue reading

Building Assessments Underway

The MARK Project has assisted with a program called Clean Sweep to assess flood-damaged buildings with an eye toward long-term repair and sustainability. Catherine Lehn will coordinate and schedule building assessments by a team that includes Billy Allison, MARK’s Building Rehab Specialist; contractors Rick Osterhoudt (a MARK board member) and Todd Pascarella (a Fleischmanns Village … Continue reading

Belleayre Recovery Center closing Saturday

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Discovery Lodge, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Highmount will close at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Until then, representatives of FEMA, the NYS Department of Labor, the Small Business Agency and the NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help … Continue reading

Preparing vols for the next emergency

Two 8-hour training courses are scheduled for the coming weeks for people wishing to be volunteer first responders for natural disasters. The courses are sponsored by the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission “to make sure volunteers are prepared for the tasks they will encounter and that they can work safely and harmoniously, … Continue reading

Food Stamps available to disaster victims

Applications for the Disaster Food Stamp Benefit Program will be available for seven days only, beginning Thursday, Sept. 22. You must go in person to file for this assistance: Delaware County Department of Social Services offices, 111 Main St., Delhi, 13753 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (DSS no longer has a staff person at … Continue reading

Church reduces hours, but LOTS of stuff remains

The Presbyterian Church’s clothing and supplies center in the church hall on Orchard Street, Margaretville, is cutting back from six days a week to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have a huge inventory that includes: clothes for everyone (shoes, boots, winter coats, hats, hospital scrubs, a few maternity clothes); … Continue reading

Fleischmanns Relief Center hours reduced, but vols needed

The Fleischmanns Relief Center at the Community Church on Main Street, under the direction of Lynn Collins and coordinators Peg DiBenedetto, Jeanine Pascarella, Judy Shiner and Victoria Quesada, has announced that its hours have been cut back to 10am – 4pm through this weekend, September 17 and September 18. The meal program is coming to … Continue reading

Need a massage?

On Tuesday, September 20 at 3 p.m. at the Erpf Center in Arkville, Elaine Grandy (Certified Massage Therapist) will be holding a FREE massage clinic to teach us all how to take care of each other by giving neck and shoulder massages. This is open to volunteers, agencies and everyone else who has undergone an … Continue reading