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The Brain Injury Association of Delaware is partnering with Procino-Wells and Woodland to provide an informative webinar discussing the top legal issues that arise for caregivers and survivors of brain injury, as well as other disabilities.

Kristy Handley, M.S.
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
P.O. Box 1897, Dover, DE  19903

302-346-2083 | 1-800-411-0505

Brain Injury Top Legal Issues

8th Annual Operations SEAs the Day (OSTD) Warrior Family Beach Week, scheduled for every September, will be delayed until 2021.

The OSTD Board thanks the organizations you represent & all your members for their unwavering support for the Warrior Families that have been (& will be) served by the Bethany Area OSTD event. We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2021 when the OSTD Warrior Family Beach Week can restart in a safe health environment.

Operation SEAs The Day has announced the 8th Warrior Beach Week will not be held in 2020. Becky Johns, President, stated “This event is important to Bethany Beach and surrounding areas, and we are extremely disappointed to make this decision.   However, the impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of our guest families as well as our volunteers and the community outweigh holding this event this year.”

Warrior Beach Week provides military veterans a week of rest and relaxation in the Bethany Beach area to enjoy the sun, sand, and recognition of our community. Our community’s tremendous support has changed lives and made this a highly desirable event for veterans and their families. Recognizing that warriors and their families still need our help, we respectfully suggest contributions that would be made to OSTD this year, be directed to veteran organizations and/or those being impacted by the pandemic.


While disappointing, all who support Operation SEAs The Day should be proud of the significant positive impact the Bethany community has made on our honored guests in past years.  In our 7 prior events, we have hosted over 1,000 individuals, held four weddings and, with your generosity, positively impacted the lives of our guests simply by the “Thank You” you have extended.  We look forward to again recognizing, cheering, and celebrating September 7-12, 2021.

Keep in touch with OSTD via our website www.operationseastheday.org .

FOOD BANK OF DELAWARE Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry

To help address increased demands for food assistance a midst the coronavirus public health crisis, the Food Bank of Delaware will host an additional three drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 2,500 households at each pantry.

  • Participants are asked to bring proof of identification and Delaware residency.
  • All food recipients must stay in a vehicle.
  • The Food Bank of Delaware also requests that participants make sure their trunks are cleared out so volunteers can load food with minimal interaction.
  • Service will be first-come, first-serve.
  • Participants should bring proof of identification and Delaware residency. Assistance is limited to one per household.

New Castle County

When: Monday, April 20 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Christiana Mall, Newark, Del. (upon arrival, please follow traffic message boards)
Pre-registration: newcastlecountyfood.eventbrite.com

Kent County

When: Wednesday, April 22 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Dover International Speedway (please enter through the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino entrance); 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
Pre-registration: kentcountyfood.eventbrite.com

Sussex County

When: Friday, April 24 starting at 12 noon
Where: Sussex Central High School (upon arrival, please follow traffic message boards), 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown
Pre-registration: sussexcountyfood.eventbrite.com

The Food Bank of Delaware directly distributes EMERGENCY food to the public through the Healthy Pantry Center.

  • Starting Monday, April 13, emergency food assistance at the HPC will be no sooner than 14 days from the client’s last visit.
  • DE Driver License or DE State ID will be required for proof of identification.
  • If address on your ID does not match your current living address, please bring a utility or other bill or leasing agreement.

Pantry hours are:

Newark (222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE  19702)

Please park near the loading ramp in the back of the building and someone will come out to your vehicle.

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (last pick up at 2:30 p.m.)
  • Third Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last pick up at 6:00 p.m.)

The pantry will be closed from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking.

Milford (1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE  19963).

Please park and someone will come out to your vehicle.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last participant at 3:00 p.m.)
  • 4th Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last participant at 6:00 p.m.)

The pantry will be closed from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking.

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIAD) has made it their mission to “create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support”. During these unprecedented times, we have found ourselves in a unique position and are re-inventing the way we reach our brain injury community.

The COVID-19 crisis is adding stress to the lives of many. Our brain injury community is not exempt from these stresses. Social isolation can pose adverse effects, such as depression and anxiety, which can negatively affect the quality of life and rehabilitation of a survivor. Social support systems are extremely important to the brain injury survivor. The best approach to assisting brain injury survivors, as well as their caregivers, during this time is to let them know that they are not alone and offer encouragement. Maintaining a social support system is vital.

BIAD has taken steps to remain connected with survivors and caregivers during this time. Our organization has made necessary changes to the way we assist our community.  We have implemented virtual support groups throughout the state, we are making check-in calls to persons affected by brain injury, we are providing links to key services, and we are working with other organizations to bring virtual mindfulness activities to those in the brain injury community.

Please help us spread the word.  If you know someone that is in need of our help, please have them contact Kristy Handley at director@biade.org  or (302) 346-2083. BIAD continues to be proactive, working to assist our brain injury community with living the best life possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kristy Handley, M.S.
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
P.O. Box 1897, Dover, DE  19903
302-346-2083 | 1-800-411-0505

Veterans Awareness Center Foundations Delaware 2020 Veterans Stand Down Registration Package is available. We are proceeding with Registration of Service Provider, Volunteers and Veterans with hope that the pandemic will be over before September. With our country in such turmoil from the Coronavirus, we are erring of the side of caution and safety.

Pre-registration of Veterans is new for 2020. We are allowing Veterans to fill out their Registration Forms prior to arriving at the Stand Down event. The event seems to get larger each year and registration time becomes longer and longer. We would rather you take
time to visit with Service Providers than to stand in line to register.

We are handling Registration for the 2020 event as usual. However, if it becomes imperative to cancel the 12th annual Stand Down event, we will notify you quickly! Please write your email address and phone numbers clearly, so that our Team at the Veterans Awareness Center Foundation may be able to contact you.

We are looking forward to another great event. You make the event a success from year to year!

Founder, Veterans Awareness Center & Stand Down Public Affairs

Thursday 16 April 2020

Co-hosted with Military One Source

Kim Butler, Director of Operations for the Wilmington VA Medical Center will be our guest speaker. Please pass along to your service and family members who may be interested in learning more about VA operations, programs, and other benefits.

Valerie Camarillo, USAF Veteran
Community Outreach Specialist
Office of the Director
Wilmington VA Medical Center
Cell phone: 302-357-8715

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Operation Homefront, along with Food Lion is offering a Holiday Meal event on April 8.

The folks from the Walter Fox Legion have generously allowed us to use their facility to distribute 100 meals and gift cards.

As with any Operation Homefront event, registration is required.


====QUESTIONS, contact:
John Rickards
US Navy Chief (Ret)
Area Manager PA,NJ,DE
Operation Homefront
Cell: (267) 721-3385

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