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Disaster Response Ministry

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Crisfield, Maryland - Volunteers in Mission Video

When disaster strikes, it changes lives. Disaster response is a process. The church can be a part of the process through the following phases -
At the RELIEF phase, the immediate focus is meeting the basic human needs – food, shelter, clothing, safety.
At the RECOVERY phase, the community begins to find a new normal after the devastation of the disaster through short-term and long-term recovery and restoration. Planning and action in this phase includes rebuilding and restoration of homes, and the re-establishment of routines in daily life.
Disaster Response Coordinator: Rev. D. Rich Walton, Sr.-

Spiritual Care Team Supervisor: Rev. Becky Collison -

United Methodist Committee on Relief –
Mission Central –



Please follow the guidelines listed below when determining how you can help . We want to avoid disappointment and distress, and  to assure that assistance-- whether food, clothes, or workers—gets into the hands and places it is needed most. We want to make the best and most effective use of all resources!!
For financial donations – donations of money may be made to: Peninsula-Delaware Conference, ATTN: Bill Westbrook , 139 N. State Street, Dover, DE 19901. Checks should be made out to Peninsula Delaware Conference, with “Disaster Recovery” in the memo.
For all other donated services and supplies, contact the Disaster Response Coordinator Rev. Rich Walton at