Milford Advocacy for the Homeless to hold two events

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Milford Advocacy for the Homeless has planned two events to assist the homeless in Milford (Photo courtesy of Splash Media)

Milford Advocacy for the Homeless (MAH), has planned two events designed to assist Milford’s homeless population. The first is a candlelight vigil in Bicentennial Park to celebrate those lost to an overdose. The event will be on Thursday, August 31 from 7 to 8 PM.

“Brandywine Counseling is handling the vigil in the park and they are going to offer Narcan training as well,” Martha Gery, CEO and Founder of MAH, said. “We’re going to light candles and memorialize those we have lost to addiction. We are asking people to bring pictures and we will say their name out loud. Latasha will then lead everyone in singing “Amazing Grace.” We want to acknowledge the pain felt by a family when a loved one is lost to addiction.”

The second is a food drive at Milford Food Lion on Saturday, September 2 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. A grocery list will be provided for shoppers to help address the needs of the homeless in the city. Shoppers can purchase items on the list or simply provide a monetary donation to MAH at the event.

“Our organization has tripled in size in the last six to eight months,” Gery said. “Having a full-time job and doing all of this is getting a little challenging, but we’re getting more volunteers. We are seeking a marketing and branding person so we can get information out sooner. Even though we are growing our volunteer base, we can always use more help.”

Gery explained that her organization plans to submit requests to the city that include additional bicycle racks and “fix-it stations” around town. They are also requesting a study of the intersection near McDonald’s.

Anyone interested in volunteering or holding an event for MAH can reach Gery at 302-643-2470 or visit their website at

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