Chesapeake Bay Tidal Flooding

Work Crews needed for Maryland VOAD’s response to the October 29, 2021 Chesapeake Bay Tidal Flooding

 

There are still approximately 150 families in Somerset and Dorchester Counties that have requested assistance from Maryland VOAD following the October 29 Tidal Flooding.  Work crews are needed to help with cleanup and muck out work. As we continue “muck and gut” operations, we are beginning the transition to repairing and rebuilding homes.  We now also need volunteer work crews with construction skills.  There is the possibility of have to build as many as 6 new homes.  Ellen Udovich, Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware, and Kim Hopkins, our Program Manager, are coordinating our response.


Volunteers (over 18) or Group Leaders who like to sign up to help, must register with Kim Hopkins by calling 340.643.7516.

You can also assist our response by making a donation.  To make a donation please click here.  (Click on the down arrow to see “Chesapeake Bay Tidal Flooding.”)

Upon registration, a meeting location will be given and a Briefing Sheet will be shared with each work crew leader. Assignments for homes and specific work needing to be done will be distributed as well.

For those who want to work multiple days:  Volunteer housing is now available in Crisfield at the work camp that was used to house volunteers during our response to Superstorm Sandy.  It isn’t the Ritz–but its pretty nice as work camps go! 

For those who come to work a single day:  Each volunteer or group should come self-contained to the job site each day. This includes packing water, drink, food, work gloves, goggles, sunscreen, bug spray, work shoes, work clothes including long pants, muck out/tear out implements and other safety and PPE. Completed COVID-19 vaccinations are required.