County Executive Leopold Seeks Nominations for “Storm Superstars” Who Helped Those in Need
Neighbors helping neighbors builds community
Annapolis, MD (July 2, 2012) - County Executive John R. Leopold is seeking nominations of “Storm Superstars” who helped their neighbors during the June 29th storm that caused widespread power outages and damage.
“Natural disasters and other dangerous weather events really bring out the best of us when communities come together to help those most vulnerable,” County Executive Leopold said. “We want to recognize the efforts of those who brought neighbors into their homes to get them out of the heat, ran an errand for an elderly person or helped people out of situations caused by downed trees and power lines.”
As with the response to Hurricane Irene last summer and the record snowstorms in 2010, stories abound about acts of selflessness under difficult circumstances. County employees from the departments of emergency management, police, fire, public works, health and aging and disabilities joined County Executive Leopold at the Emergency Operations Center at 2 a.m. to start responding to the storm. Despite their efforts, the lack of heat and storm-related deaths can be attributed to caring neighbors helping others.
If you would like to nominate a “Storm Superstar,” send an e-mail with the person’s name and address and a short description of their contribution, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-222-1795.