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Lewes mayor applauds LFD relief efforts

November 16, 2012

Once again the people of Lewes have stepped forward to demonstrate their strength as a community. Many, many people were involved in this outpouring of support to assist our neighbors in New Jersey as they attempt to recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.

Kudos go to Debi Fenimore for the initiation of action for the idea, and to many, many volunteers who assisted in the donations, compilation, use of vehicles, and trucking of the items across the bay.  The volume of items collected was overwhelming, which shows the true nature of our community.

I must mention the actions of our own members of the Lewes Fire Department. Station One served as the drop off location for our collection. Many members received items, loaded the trucks and transported the collected goods.

Members of the LFD actually traveled across to Silverton, N.J. to assist in responding to calls for that community to then allow the Silverton Fire Department members the ability to address their own family needs.

Special thanks go to the members of the ladies auxiliary of the Lewes Fire Department as they worked tirelessly to assist this massive collection of donated items. They stationed the drop off location during all the hours available, assisted in sorting and loading the items, and in the true spirit of a volunteer, did so because of an inward drive for people helping people. As was often mentioned, we could have easily been the ones in need.

The City of Lewes is extremely proud to have this organization available for community service. I hope that you may consider joining or supporting both the Lewes Fire Department and the ladies auxiliary. Again, thank you to all that participated in such a marvelous demonstration of caring and giving in a time of need for so many.

Mayor Jim Ford
City of Lewes

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