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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 Services, 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 Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA).


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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Recovery Effort

Amid the cold, snow and ice our building effort continues this winter!


We are nearing the completion of the next two houses and have five (5) other houses in process.  We have had many Mennonite work groups from Canada (Manitoba, Quebec) who say they are glad to be here “to enjoy the summer weather!”


We are blessed to have many groups signed up and planning to come to Somerset County to participate in the recovery effort.  We are blessed to have many groups registered now through April.  We have already started booking for summer.  There are still many weeks open for YOUR GROUP to join in!  If you have a group that would like to participate in the rebuild effort in Somerset County/Crisfield please send an email to:


Those of us in Crisfield on January 14th experienced “a hopeful sign.”   A freak winter thunderstorm provided a beautiful double rainbow across Crisfield’s Main Street.  (The picture doesn’t do it justice!)  The first rainbow was part of an arch while the other was a complete arch–a sign of where we are and where we are headed.  Not complete enough to see the end to being fully completed.



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