Blue Ribbon Mitigation Task Group

The Rev. Phillip Huber, Maryland VOAD Chair, was invited to prepare an article for the FEMA’s Mitigation Division Resilience Report Newsletter with FEMA on the Blue Ribbon Mitigation Task Group.

Pastor Phil shared, “The Task Group was recently formed by the Eastern Shore Long Term Recovery Committee to secure funding and provide leadership for Phase 2 of our response to the tidal flooding that occurred during the unnamed, undeclared storm that happened on October 29, 2021. Phase 2 has a goal of raising $5.5 million dollars to elevate and repair 100 homes in Somerset and Dorchester counties. This project will do three important things: 1) make better stewardship of the funding dollars entrusted to us to assist families in their recovery; 2) prevent repetitive loss; and, 3) most importantly, significantly improve the quality of life for the families we are assisting.”

We are proud to share the full article here.

The Blue Ribbon Mitigation Task Group, with over 50 members, met three times in 2023 (May, June, and July), organized, and began its work. The first home elevation has begun.

Contact Pastor Phil if you are interested in joining this dynamic Group.