Hurricane Harvey

October 4, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Regional Young Professional Event Helps Foster Business Connections

The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), and Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s (LM) Emerging Leaders said goodbye to summer and hello to Fall at its 4th Annual “Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour” at Lucky Strike Bethesda on Thursday, September 28. Emerging leaders from across the County attended the […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Stuff-a-Truck Donation Rally Will Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims (VIDEO)

UPDATED 9.18.17 Top Dog Services’ staff have delivered a truck full of donations to Dickinson, Texas. @MittiMegan truck was unloaded today in Dickinson TX and they were blown away by the truckload of supplies — TOP DOG Services (@topdogservice) September 18, 2017 Original Post: In just a few days, weather permitting, two truck loads […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Benefit Concert Raises More than $5,000 For Hurricane Victims

Thousands of dollars will be given to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas thanks to youth in the community. Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation held a Rock-n-Relief youth concert Sunday evening at the Strathmore and more than $5,000 was raised, according to a news release. The two-hour event was hosted by 93.9 WKYS radio personality, Angie […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Look Inside: Task Force Lead Describes What Hurricane Rescue Efforts Look Like (VIDEO)

Monte Fitch is the assistant team leader for the Maryland Task Force One (MDTF-1) team who were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in August to help with Hurricane Harvey Relief. At least a dozen members from the team returned home early Wednesday and at least four others were deployed to Alabama as Hurricane […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County’s Rescue Crew Home From Helping Hurricane Harvey Relief, Prepares for Irma (VIDEO)

“If my family was in a situation where they were on a roof of a house or they were trapped in their house and they couldn’t get through the water, I would want someone to get there quickly,” Monte Fitch, assistant task force leader for Maryland Task Force One. Monte Fitch is the team leader […]

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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church Collecting Items for Harvey Relief

A Virginia church is accepting donations in Gaithersburg on Saturday to take to the Houston area to help in the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The Restoration Fellowship Church in Strasburg, Virginia, will be sending an 18-wheeler of supplies to the storm-ravaged region. Trucks will be at Spectrum, 120 Paramount Drive, Gaithersburg, […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hurricane Harvey Victims: How to Help

The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are two of the organizations helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. You can find more information about how to help, below: If you’d like to help people affected by #Harvey, connect with trusted voluntary organizations by visiting: — FEMA (@fema) August 28, 2017 […]

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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Updated: County’s Rescue Crews Sending Help for Hurricane Harvey

UPDATED 8.28.17:  Some members from Maryland Task Force 1 is headed to Texas. Maryland Task Force 1 is on the way to Texas to assist with this task. We are all in this together. #MDPrepares — MDMEMA (@MDMEMA) August 28, 2017 20 Members of FEMA US&R MDTF-1 have been activated and are responding to […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

How to Avoid Scams After a Disaster

Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is expected to continue across southeastern Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, according to the National Hurricane Center. As rain and flooding continue throughout the region, many people are sending money and resources to help those who are impacted by the devastation. If you’re thinking about giving to charity, […]

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