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Nov 15: Maryland Churches Respond to Needs in Their Communities

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Nov 15: Maryland Churches Respond to Needs in Their Communities

Update:  November 15

Local churches are also continuing to respond to needs in their communities.
with 3ft of water.

Maryland/Delaware Baptists Respond to Needs

When Superstorm Sandy roared across Maryland/Delaware, local congregations and trained Disaster Relief teams responded quickly to those in need.

The day before Sandy struck, the American Red Cross activated the Eastern Baptist Association Feeding Unit to support the emergency evacuation shelter being set up in Salisbury. The Disaster Relief team began serving meals on Sunday evening and eventually served over 500 meals before the shelter was closed on Tuesday.

The Red Cross relocated the feeding operation to Crisfield where Baptist volunteers prepared 2,000 meals over the course of three days to shelter guests and community residents in need.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team are currently supporting the flood recovery efforts on the lower Eastern Shore. MD/DE Incident Commander Carl Brill

reports that Disaster Relief teams from Virginia, Florida and Maryland/Delaware are doing damage assessment, mud out and chainsaw work in Somerset County (MD) and Accomack County (VA). Volunteers from local churches are assisting the teams on weekends.

Although Somerset County was the hardest hit, churches all across Maryland/Delaware served as shelters and warming centers during the storm while others are now responding by assisting with cleanup efforts, food distribution and other ministries.

If your church stepped up to serve the community—or if you are still serving now—please let us know so we can share the story of how God is at work. Please email your news and photos to Donna Shiflett at dshiflett@bcmd.org

Sanford Va - MD/DE crews assist             Volunteers assist with Mud-Out work

Elderly Lady whose home flooded   in Crisfield, MD

with 3 feet of water