Ocean City looks to lend flood victims a helping hand

Ocean City looks to lend flood...

OCEAN CITY, Md. - As recovery efforts continue in Texas, the Town of Ocean City announced it is lending its hand to help the victims of Harvey.

The town has to be asked to send resources, and Emergency Services Director Joseph Theobald is preparing personnel to make sure volunteers are credentialed to assist with recovery efforts if they are needed.

"We are currently putting together a request for volunteers to assist Houston and the surrounding areas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey," said Theobald in a statement.  "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."

"If the tables were ever turned that they would be here for us.  I think that in great tragedy with what we're seeing here in Texas, something good can come out of it, and that's going to be how this community and communities across the country come together to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey," said Jessica Waters, Ocean City Communications Manager.

Town of Ocean City employees and community members who wish to donate to a local charity in the wake of Harvey are asked to consider The Salvation Army and the Houston SPCA.

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