Released: April 24, 2023
As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor, Vice Chair Elaine Paul Schaefer, and Director of Emergency Services Timothy Boyce joined the Citizen Corps of Delaware County (CCDC) at a Volunteer Appreciation Potluck and Recognition Event at the Radnorshire Room in Radnor on Friday evening to extend their appreciation for the time, expertise, and energy provided by the volunteer organization to the County of Delaware.
Members of the CCDC leadership team, led by Danielle Koerner, Deputy Chief Special Operations, volunteers from CCDC, MRC, DelCART, ARES, and EBHT (formerly DCORT) and friends and family members shared a meal and reflected on their accomplishments over the past year. County Council presented a formal resolution recognizing CCDC, and CCDC Leadership recognized Radnor Superintendent of Police Chris Flanagan who, along with several other members of the Citizen Corps, were presented with Pandemic Challenge Coins in honor of their selfless work during the COVID-19 response.
“Our volunteers exemplify what makes Delco great; they give not only their time and talents, but their heart and soul to helping others,” said DES Director Boyce. “Every mission they accomplish, no matter how big or small, makes our community a better place — a community of generosity, of inclusion and a community of hope.”
“The Citizen Corps of Delaware County and its volunteers are emblematic of the incredible spirit of collaboration within the Delco community,” said Vice Chair Schaefer. “The response of volunteers during the pandemic was truly heroic, and volunteers tirelessly continue to step forward when needed and help us prepare for future emergencies.”
CCDC supports and augments the County’s first responders and emergency management staff during times of a major emergency or disaster. Over the past calendar year, CCDC volunteers — including the specialized volunteer units such as the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), the Delaware County Animal Response Team (DelCART), the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and the Emergency Behavioral Health Team (formally DCORT) — have engaged in 68 missions, training, and events. Since the start of this year alone, over 900 volunteer hours have been logged!
Delaware County commends and thanks CCDC and all volunteers in our community.