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Delco District Attorney Kat Copeland Joins FOP in Collecting Supplies for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Media, Pa – Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland announced today that her office is joining with Delaware County law enforcement officers and first responders to collect donations for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

Local residents who would like to provide donations can drop off supplies to the District Attorney’s Office in the Delaware County Courthouse, 201 West Front Street in Media, PA, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th. In addition, law enforcement officers from Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27 will be collecting supplies at the Folcroft Police Department (1555 Elmwood Ave, Folcroft, PA) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The FOP Special Services Trailer is expected to depart Delaware County on Friday with supplies to aid first-responders and others impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

“It is difficult watching the devastation that Hurricane Dorian has already brought in Florida and will continue to bring as the week goes on,” said District Attorney Kat Copeland. “We know that Delco residents have big hearts and are always willing to help out those in need, so we wanted to help provide a way for people to provide assistance. We are thrilled to join the efforts of the Fraternal Order of Police, which is spearheading this very worthy initiative.”

The District Attorney’s office and the FOP are collecting a wide range of items that will be transported to the region. Suggested items include:
· NEW Underwear and Socks
· First Aid Items
· Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc)
· Granola bars, crackers, and other pre-packaged, ready-to-eat food items
· Wet wipes and hand sanitizers
· NEW Bed Pillows and blankets
· Utility knives and leather work gloves
· Bottled water
“We plan to provide support to our fellow first-responders as they work to serve and protect their communities,” said FOP 2nd Vice President Chris Eiserman. “These items will be put to good use as communities seek to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.”

A six-member team of Delaware County law enforcement officers plans to depart to the Hurricane region later this week as part of the Fraternal Order of Police National Disaster Relief Team.

Contact: Diane White, Administrative Coordinator to the District Attorney, 610-891-4168

DATE: September 3, 2019