Crisfield Relief

The victims of Hurricane Sandy need our help. We are called to be able to minister to those in need in times of disaster. Hurricane Sandy devastated the Crisfield/Somerset county area of the Eastern Shore. There are over 200 homes in the Crisfield area which have been flooded or completely destroyed.

Joe Pinto, who lives in Crisfield, is the coordinator for the diocese, administrator of the Episcopal Relief and Development Grant to the Diocese of Easton and a member of the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee. He will make all the arrangements for our group and is our contact person for any concerns. His contact information is: or call him at 443-523-7696 (c) or 410-968-2855 (h).

Work assignments will be determined by the projects selected for that week and the skill levels of the volunteers. The rebuilding is shared by several groups who work cooperatively; Methodists, Lutherans, Mennonites, Red Cross and United Way, as well as Episcopalians. We will not know exactly what we are doing until we get there, but volunteers are encouraged to bring basic tools  and any specialized items if you are skilled in a certain field.

Come join us. We are here to help. We are the Hands of Jesus.

Questions ?? Contact Sandy Wrightson   410-822-0205



Jim Cockey (left), St. Alban’s, Salisbury and member of the disaster relief committee, and Lura Steele (right),Training Coordinator, US Disaster Program, Episcopal Relief and Development, New York hold awards from Crisfield with Joe Pinto, St. Andrew’s, Princess Anne and ERD coordinator for the diocese and the Rev. Mike Lokey, St. Paul’s, Marion.


Award presented to ERD from the City of Crisfield












A celebration was held in August for all the work done for Crisfield relief. Several local, state, regional and national agencies were represented as well as several faith-based communities.

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