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Doing Ministry Together

The Church has a long history of working together in Disaster Response– especially in the Long Term Recovery Effort.  We are pleased that relationships between Lutheran Partners in Disaster Response, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), the Episcopal Diocese of Easton and the Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware (BCMD) allows us to make a public witness to the unity we share in Christ.  The first two new homes being built in Somerset County are being funded through a joint effort of LPDR and ERD.  BCDM is coordinating and taking the lead in cooking and serving meals at Kamp Kairos (our work group camp).


Our cooperation also provides efficiency.  Rather than each of us creating a separate system for receiving work groups; Baptists, Episcopalians and Lutherans are working together through this web site to sign-up and coordinate work groups– and of course, we are happy to receive any work group who wants to sign up through this web site.


WELCOME ALL!!  Please click here to begin signing up your work group:

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Donate Now


LPRD is an integral part of the Long Term Recovery effort in Somerset County Maryland.  We are working cooperatively with Mennonite Disaster Service, Episcopal Relief and Development, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware, the United Way and many other ecumenical partners, NGO’s and government agencies.  Please give now and help Somerset County move to recovery.


By contributing financially to Lutheran Partners in Disaster Response, you are funding a local community network of Lutherans who are poised to respond to a crisis. LPDR is a listed “Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster” with the Maryland VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), and Delaware VOAD.


Click HERE to donate. Donations stay local through our partnership with the Lutheran Mission Society of Maryland. PLEASE designate your donation for Lutheran Partners in Disaster Response, to assure that your donation is used as you direct!


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One More Time


Through funding provided through Lutheran Disaster Response, Episcopal Relief and Development, Mennonite Disaster Service and the United Methodist, Peninsula-Delaware Conference, we now know the Long Term Recovery effort will continue in its present form through September of 2015.


We have been blessed through your efforts in this recovery response. We are extremely grateful for all you have given and done for us!


This is the home stretch.  There is little more than a year to get Crisfield and Somerset County to Recovery.  We are reminded of the words of Colossians 4:17, See that you complete the task that you have received from the Lord.”


We need your help ONE MORE TIME!  (Three times over!)


  • We need your help One More Time!– to send a work crew for a week!


  • We need your help One More Time!– to tell the story to others so they can help!


  • We need your help One More Time!– to give a donation, so we can close the gap of $325,000 still needed to build the remaining new homes.


You can help ONE MORE TIME!



  • By telling others– use the content on this web site to create a bulletin insert, contact the SCLTRC Office for copies of a brochure (email Lynette or call 410.968.1002) or pass along this YouTube clip created by Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, Ashburn, VA:


  • By making a donation– please click the link in the column to the left or send a donation to: Robie Hillhouse, Lutheran Mission Society, 601 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore, MD  21225





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