Ocean City, Maryland – (September 1, 2017): As catastrophic conditions continue to devastate the Houston area, Town of Ocean City officials plan to offer aide to communities and families in Texas. According to Ocean City Emergency Services Director Joseph Theobald, who is preparing personnel to assist with recovery efforts (if needed), the town is also showing their support of charities located in the most-affected areas.
“We are currently putting together a request for volunteers to assist Houston and the surrounding areas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey,” commented Theobald. “We work very closely with the State and officials at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to coordinate assistance where it is most needed. It is important to remember that recovery in these areas will last for months, if not years, and we are preparing to help them as much as possible.”
In the meantime, the Town of Ocean City is supporting various highly-rated organizations that will support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as those working on the front lines of the disaster area. “It is completely unimaginable to see the widespread devastation in Texas,” stated Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “It is heart wrenching to see the photographs and read the stories of victims and aside from offering our prayers to the victims and first responders, we are also working on ways to provide assistance that will offer an immediate and effective impact.”
Town of Ocean City employees and community members who wish to donate to a local charity in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are asked to consider these suggested organizations: The Salvation Army (http://salvationarmyhouston.org/) and the Houston SPCA (http://www.houstonspca.org/).
“Despite the horrible things that happen in the world, Ocean City is a community that comes together in tragedy, providing help to individuals and animals that need it the most,” finished Meehan. “In the wake of such sadness and despair, we hope to offer some positive support to the people of Texas.”