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In October and November of 2012, WSC members worked a total of 536 volunteer hours during and

in the week following Hurricane Sandy.

Overnight, as the storm came through on October 29-30, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00a.m., for a total

of 161.75 volunteer hours, 26 members assisted the Lakewood Fire Department in observing

downed electrical wires and securing the restricted area around the damage.

On Tuesday, October 30, four members observed and secured an exceptionally active downed

wire in a residential area for a total of 13 volunteer hours, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, in order

to relieve City of Fairview Park responders.

The evenings of October 31 and November 1, six members worked a total of 18.75 volunteer

hours serving as security for a hospitality center at the Rocky River Don Umerley Civic Center

allowing the city’s police auxiliaries to attend to more urgent needs.

From 4:00 p.m. Wednesday October 31 through 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 91 members

served a total of 342.50 volunteer hours co-operating a regional shelter with the Red Cross at

Garfield School in Lakewood.

In addition to the 536 recorded hours, many team members assisted neighbors and family by

clearing debris from their neighborhood streets, making welfare checks on other families,

assisting with chainsaws to remove trees and limbs from across driveways, opening their

homes to those who needed shelter, and delivering food to senior high rises in Lakewood.

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Have a story to share about Westshore Regional CERT in Action? Send the pertinent details (who,

what, when, why) via email to jmorron@rrcity.com or mail to

Westshore Regional CERT coordinator

C/o City of Rocky River

21012 Hilliard Blvd

Rocky River OH 44116 

Have a question? Call 440.716.4135.