What’s Happening Today – September 17, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
We learn about an event that helps local veterans in need. It’s the 10th annual Delaware Veterans Stand Down, and it provides veterans with resources on benefits, clothing, housing, food, dental care, and other medical needs, to name a few. The event takes place Friday, September 21, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Schutte Park in Dover.
After emergency situations such as Hurricane Florence, have you ever wondered how you can help the people who are impacted? It can be as easy as rolling up your sleeve and giving blood. The executive director of the Blood Bank of Delmarva sits down with us to tell us about the process, and she explains how donating blood might save a life. We’ll also learn more about the particular blood type that’s always in high demand. If you’re interested in donating blood, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.
You can play a role in helping many of the children who are in the fight of their lives, battling a life-threatening diagnosis. Hear how you can support them at a fun event on Saturday, September 29th. It’s “Roll for a Cure” put on by the Friends of St. Jude. All proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In August 2017, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution recognizing October 28th at National First Responders Day. It’s a day to show gratitude to the men and women who put their own lives on the line so they can help others. Two Delmar girls have been showing that gratitude for five years by delivering treats to local police and firefighters. We’ll sit down with Cheyanne Mathis and Victoria Garlitz-Mathis to hear why they make it a priority to give back in this way. They’ll also surprise a couple of our guests (including Jimmy) at the end of the show!
Captain Babe Wilson and Lieutenant Tim Robinson, with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, battle it out in a game of “Picture This.” Wait ’til you see their renditions of each other!