Training the Cadets
In one of its most important and long-running community outreach efforts, CAMP Rehoboth conducted its annual Sensitivity Training on Saturday, April 23, in partnership with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department. This program was created in the 90s and conducted for many years by the late Steve Elkins, co-founder and former Executive Director.
That tradition continued this past April with nearly two dozen summer cadets attending.
Representing CAMP were Board member Chris Beagle and HIV Testing & Counseling Coordinator Amber Lee. Pictured with Chris and Amber are Police Chief Keith Banks and Lieutenant Will Sullivan. ▼
CAMPsafe in the Community
CAMPsafe is CAMP Rehoboth’s program that provides HIV testing and counseling and promotes sexual health and well-being. Part of that mission includes partnering with local organizations to expand our presence.
Patrick Hunt, Director of community partner Square One DE, Inc., which participates in CAMPsafe’s condom distribution initiative, had this to say about the partnership: “Square One DE, Inc. is pleased to partner with CAMP Rehoboth for its outreach initiative. With three sober-living homes serving over 30 men, we are happy to do our part in educating our residents on health and wellness, HIV and STD prevention, and promoting the available resources CAMP Rehoboth offers. We are grateful to our partners in advocacy for improving the quality of life in our communities.” ▼
Photo: Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition on Unsplash
LWV Provides School Board Election Information
On May 10, five of the six school districts in Sussex County will hold elections for school board position openings. Information about these candidates—in their own words—is now available on vote411.org. This website has been created by the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization.
VOTE411 holds a wealth of information about voting in Delaware. All the web user has to do is enter an address, and the election districts linked to that address will be identified for further exploration.
Later this year, the League of Women Voters will invite state and local candidates for other public offices to provide information to this website. The deadline for party primary elections is July 12, 2022.
Go directly to vote411.org or for further information go to the League of Women Voters of Sussex County website, sussexlwv.org.▼
Letters Contributor to Sign Book at Browseabout
R. Kevin Mallinson, a local author and contributing writer to Letters, will be signing his book, Alarm in the Firehouse: A Memoir of America's First Openly Gay Professional Firefighter, at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, May 28 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ▼