Tuesday, February 2, 2016

First Annual 87ers Preparedness Night

On January 29th, the Delaware Citizen Corps, led by Marny McLee (Citizen Corps & CERT Program Manager), sponsored the First Annual Preparedness Night with the Delaware 87ers D-League Basketball, a D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The 87ers play at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware Campus in Newark. The game was co-sponsored with Director George Giles, Wilmington EOC/Citizen Corps Council, and Dave Carpenter, Emergency Manager for the New Castle County EOC/Citizen Corps Council. Partner organizations on hand with a display tables were the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Delaware's Division of Public Health, the American Red Cross, Delaware Medical Reserve Corps, UD Public Safety/Emergency Management, the Center for Disability Studies, UD Citizen Corps Council, and the State Office of Volunteerism. The team wore the Citizen Corps Logo on the front of their shirts, the Citizen Corps Logo was on the on the court, and a banner was presented, which will be displayed the entire season.  There was a silent auction of the players' shirts, with the proceeds being donated to the American Red Cross. Citizen Corps/87ers key chain flashlights were given to the first 3,000 fans, and there was a Bouncer and Face painting for the kids. In addition, children ages twelve and under could go on the court after the game to shoot a foul line shot. The theme of the night was “Family and Faith Night”, and the fans were treated to a free post game concert by the “Journey Church Band.”

Marny, George, Dave, and his staff members were invited into the locker room for the pregame Coaches Chalk Talk and game plan with the players. Marny, George and Dave were introduced pregame for the game-ball presentation to the referees. Marny gave a Citizen Corps/CERT Presentation in the VIP Lounge at halftime to approximately thirty other 87ers sponsors, while George and Dave joined him on court again during the third period for the CCP game shirt presentations.  Overall it was a great night for Delaware Citizen Corps, and a great beginning to our new partnership with the Delaware 87ers.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Disabilities LIFE Conference

On January 20th, Marny McLee, Citizen Corps and CERT Program Manager, donated 500 Citizen Corps lanyards with a 2G Travel USB Drive to the Disabilities LIFE Conference. This is the fifth year that Citizen Corps has been a sponsor for the event and has made a donation of lanyards, which are preloaded with disability forms. Kristin E. Cosden, Social Service Administrator, Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC), is the point of contact for the Conference.
Marny McLee with the Planning Committee

Friday, January 15, 2016

Citizen Corps Preparedness Night with the 87ers

The Delaware Citizen Corps would like to announce our new partnership with the Delaware 87ers Basketball Team. The 87'ers are a D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, and play at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

We will have a Citizen Corps Preparedness Night on January 29th, at 7PM. The event is co-sponsored with the Wilmington and New Castle County EOC/Citizen Corps Councils, and our normal partners, PHPS, DMRC, ARC, and others. The team will wear the Citizen Corps logo on their uniforms, our logo will be on the court, and there will be a silent auction of the players' jerseys, with the proceeds being donated to the American Red Cross. The shirts will be laundered before being sent to the winners.

Through Citizen Corps, there is an opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to  the game. Through our promotion code, 20% of the proceeds of tickets purchased will benefit American Red Cross. We ask that you promote this code to your partners, employees, and supporters. This is a great opportunity to help raise additional proceeds.

Tickets can be purchased by going to http://www.sevens.com/promo and using the code “CitizenCorps”.

There will be display tables for our partners to talk with you and share their outreach materials with you. Additionally, it is Faith and Family Night, and there will be a Kids Zone for children.  It is sure to be a fun night, and we would love your support, so stop out and share the evening with Citizen Corps.

Contact: Marny D. McLee Sr., Citizen Corps Program Manager, if you have any questions at 302 659-2243.

Monday, December 21, 2015

End Of Year CERT Class

On December 11th and 12th, the Delaware Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), led by Delaware CERT Program Manager Marny McLee Sr. and Coordinator Mei Johnson, taught the End-of-Year CERT Training Course. The courese was held at the Delaware Technical Community College (Terry Campus) in Dover. Thirty five students attended the two day preparedness class, which was made up of the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps, AmeriCorps, and community members from the CERT waiting list. A special thanks to our Delaware Technical Community College point-of-contact, Jeff Peck, who is a professor for the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Programs.
Dave Majewski, Assistant Fire Chief of the Good Will Fire Company, teaches Captain Sue Harcke of the Delaware Air National Guard the proper approach for fighting a fire.



Monday, October 12, 2015

Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health CERT Class

On September 30th and October 1st, the Delaware Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), led by Marny McLee Sr. (Citizen Corps/CERT Program Manager), taught a CERT class at the Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Herman Holloway Campus in New Castle.  Forty five (45) students, made up of psychologists, nurses, case workers, counselors, and others took the two-day national certification class on Emergency Preparedness.  The Delaware CERT Team was assisted by Director George Giles and Margie Williams of the City of Wilmington EOC. This is the fifth time the Delaware CERT Team has taught a class at the campus.
Lead CERT Instructor Dave Young demonstrates a head-to-toe assessment on CERT Program Manager Marny McLee Sr.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

11th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day a Success!

Marny McLee Citizen Corps Program Manager, thanks the DSP/DIAC group for their particpation.
On September 19th, the Delaware Citizen Corps held its 11th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day event. The event was held at the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village in Dover, with approximately 1,600 people attending. The day was full of fun, games, give-a-ways, and preparedness information for the whole family.  We would like to thank all the State, Local, Faith Based, school, volunteer groups, and donators that helped make this year’s event another big success! We would also like to thank the public who attended to receive very important information and many our give-a-ways, that will prepare their home and family.  

We'd like to extend a special thanks to our co-sponsor, the Kent County Public Safety Office: Director Colin Faulkner, Dave Mick, Brandon Olenik and Nicole Vautard. We'd also like to recognize our Family Emergency Preparedness Day Planning Committee which included:  Marny McLee Sr. (Citizen Corps Program Manager), and Mei Johnson (Citizen Corps Coordinator), Bob George, Rosanne Pack, Rich Phillips and Scott Martin (Citizen Corps Volunteers), Tim Collins (DEMA IT Manager), Gary Laing (DEMA PIO), Betty Decker, April Cleveland (Public Health Preparedness Section), April Willey (Sussex County Volunteer 50+), TSgt. Miranda Mal (Dover AFB Emergency Management Office), Kay Dietz Sass (City of Dover Emergency Management Office), Mark Vanderharr (Delmarva Broadcasting Company), and Suzanne Farris (Red Cross).
Walgreens of Dover was on hand again to give free flu shots.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

11th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day

Delaware Citizen Corps would like to invite you to our 11th Annual Emergency Preparedness Day. The event will be held on September 19th, at the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village, located at 866 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE. There will be numerous exhibits, displays, demonstrations, and giveaways for the kids. Eagle 97.7 / Cool FM 101.3 will be broadcasting live. The event and food are free to the public. We hope to see you there!

Click here for our Family Emergency Management Day Flyer.