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: email@example.com
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!
A Robust Rebuilding Effort Continues this Autumn!
We are blessed to have many groups signed up and planning to come to Somerset County to participate in the recovery effort this fall. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first two new homes are nearing completion. Construction has been led by Mennonite Disaster Services– with the support of many of us! These first two new homes serve as a sign of hope for the community as we assist them in moving toward recovery! And….. the next six homes are being planned. We hope to break ground on a new home in each of the next two weeks (the third and fourth weeks of September. With your help we can make even more happen!