Middletown escaped the brunt of Superstorm Sandy's wrath, but those living along the New Jersey Shore, in New York City, and on Long Island were not as lucky.
Even though the devastation occurred many miles away, members of the M.O.T. community, state agencies, and others across Delaware are coming together to help those in need.
There are also local residents in the Port Penn area and along the Delaware shore line who are facing extensive damage who could use your help too!
Here are a few local individuals and groups accepting donations to bring to those who need them:
Amazing Grace in Middletown
Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries, located on Summit Bridge Road in Middletown, is collecting items for the relief effort in New York and New Jersey.
A van will be driving up periodically to deliver the items that Amazing Grace collects, said Cathy Joulwan.
The group is accepting blankets, coats, kid's clothing, towels, and toiletries as donations.
Donations can be dropped off at the Amazing Grace of Delaware location Wednesdays and Friday, between noon and 3 p.m. at 4843 Summit Bridge Road.
A second drop off will be set up in Cecil County, Md. at the Amazing Grace warehouse on Sparkler Lane in North East.
Donations can be dropped off Wednesdays and Thursdays between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Call Pastor Phil at (443) 466-8681 to make other drop off arrangements.
Beth Krum, Middletown
Beth has been collecting donations from friends and bringing them to collection sites.
She said that she also knows someone over the bridge who will take the donations and make sure they get to a place where they are needed.
Beth lives near Summit Bridge and will come pick up local items. She can be contacted by e-mail at CraftyDesigns@verizon.net.
She doesn't have a lot of room for clothing, but is collecting non-perishable food, toiletries, baby supplies, socks, underwear, gloves, hats, pet food, crossword puzzle books, playing cards, flashlights, and D-batteries.
Monetary donations are also welcome, which Beth said she will use to purchase needed items as well.
Mid-Atlantic Hurricane Relief Donations
Mid-Atlantic Hurricane Relief is a local group that was founded out of donations efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
The group, which also has a Facebook page under the same name, is collecting food, baby formula, pet food, protein bars, cereal bars, bottles of water, bottled juices, all types of clothing, adult diapers, jackets, shoes, and unused socks and underwear.
Over the county medications, first aid-items, toiletries, blankets and pillows are also needed.
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An SUV filled with donations was sent Nov. 4 and more items are continuing to come in, said Jonathan Contant.
To donate, contact Jonathan at (302) 469-0842.
Nicholas and Nathan Jones, Middletown
The Silver Lake Elementary School boys are, with the help of their parents, collecting donations to send to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
They are accepting clothing, toys, and non-perishable food.
To make a donation, email Nicole Jones at email@example.com.
Operation BBQ Relief
Middletown resident Ron Templeman will be heading to Brick, N.J. to help feed some of the first responders of Hurricane Sandy and residents in need.
The organization Ron is working it is called Operation BBQ Relief and they are accepting donations.
The organization was founded in 2011 in response to a massive tornado that plowed through Missouri that killed more than 140 people and left many homeless.
They travel to disaster-stricken areas and BBQ for the people who are either working or suffering from a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Sandy.
To donate, visit their website at www.operationbbqrelief.com.
At C-Line Stables, Townsend
Trailers are being filled with donations at C-Line Stables in Townsend.
The trailers will be driven up to New Jersey Friday morning and donations are being accepted until 7 p.m. Nov. 8.
C-Line Stables is located at 3491 Harris Road in Townsend.