Paint Rose Tree Park Blue
Congratulations, You've Done It! Let's Paint Rose Tree Park Blue and celebrate with your fellow CCDC Volunteers, staff, family, and friends.  This is planned to be a fun-filled night, and all are invited.  Bring your family, chairs, blankets, snacks, beverages (non-alcoholic) & enjoy a brief recognition ceremony before enjoying the sounds of the AM Radio Tribute Band!  https://bql7p776.r.us-east-1.awstrack.me/L0/https:%2F%2Fwww.amrtb.…
Hello, There is a new e-zine called Signals that is written for the Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) ARES section.  ARES of Delaware County is featured in a few of the articles.  Signals is a publication that is of, by and for the dedicated members of the ARES© who step up to provide vital radio communications when all else fails.…
Volunteer Hours Before Galaxy To all Volunteers, we wanted to make you aware that your volunteer hours for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, have been calculated and uploaded into your Volunteer Profile in a lump sum. It took some Google docs/sheet manipulation and calculation, but we were able to recreate the manual system based on your responses to Ed's Google Doc requests for missions. Thank you to all involved with this project.…
Blue Light Express Newsletter
I know it has been over a year, but as we are approaching another milestone, I can't help but write.  Can you remember when COVID-19 first affect Delaware County? Some of you were there when we began to set-up the Glen Mills School. You were there when we established the First Responder Refuge Center. How many of you took part in the setting up and running the County's COVID Testing sites? And while many of our residents were forced to shelter-in-place,…
August 18, 2022 5:30p - 8:30p - Register through Galaxy to celebrate your accomplishments & receive your COVID-19 Challenge Coin!
Items Needed Non-Perishable Food Items Kid-friendly individual snacks, juices, waters, breakfast foods, mac and cheese boxes/cups, pasta & sauce, rice cups & boxes, canned tuna fish & chicken, soup, canned veggie & pasta, etc. Baby Items Diapers, baby wipes, baby foods & formula, baby snacks, diaper rash cream, etc. Household Supplies Paper products, cleaning wipes/sprays, dish soap, laundry detergent, pet foods, etc. Personal Care Items Deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner,…
CCDC participates in training sessions called 'Medical Countermeasures Exercises' in coordination with the Medical Counter Measures (MCM) Planning team once or twice a year. The purpose of these Exercises is to simulate a serious county situation that requires the participation of all county stakeholders and volunteers to raise their hand and say that they are available to assist with the public health emergency. Here is a little background information to explain how this works.…
Delaware County Election Help! 9988BEC8-9651-4491-8DFD-50C666241779.jpeg Friends, We have many paid and volunteer opportunities regarding the upcoming election Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 and we would love your great help again in making this election a success! You can sign up for multiple shifts (links below); however, please be mindful of the different start and stop times so we do not have gaps in coverage. You may invite your friends and family to help too!…
Since communication is effective only if we speak the same language, we want to introduce you to an acronym that may be new to you: COMEX. A COMEX, or communication exercise, is a periodic evaluation of our ability to reach volunteers in an emergency. Several times per year, we are required to demonstrate that we can connect with you via different modes, in the event that one or more fails.…
Here is our DelCART team set up at the Upper Darby Pet Expo this weekend. DelCART.JPEG
As April is National Volunteer Month, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the immeasurably valuable work you have done! We cannot thank you enough and want to let you know that your dedication is essential to our communities' resiliency and the work that we do. You have been and continue to be the hands that strengthen our communities.  Your successful contribution to the restoration of our county through volunteering in the First Responder's Refuge Center, COVID testing, VPODs, food drives,…
We wanted to let you know about two upcoming classes, which are being offered by other MRC groups.  If you take one, please let us know!  Contact Julia Borek at borekj@co.delaware.pa.us mailto:borekj@co.delaware.pa.us and we'll make sure you get credit for it. When Helping Hurts: Understanding the Impact of Compassion Fatigue This training, offered through the Allegheny County MRC, is an overview designed to bring awareness to the systematic impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS),…