After Hurricane Sandy devastated a large portion of the East Coast, we continue to count our blessings that Maryland was by in large spared the worst of the storm. However, the Governor’s Office has informed us that our neighbors on the Eastern Shore in Somerset County, Crisfield, MD in particular, sustained significant damage from the storm. These communities are in desperate need of our assistance. Many people have lost their homes and are now staying in shelters.   

Web resources:

Crisfield Recovery Project

Somerset County

As we move into the holiday season please consider contributing to the relief effort in Somerset County through one or more of the following options: 

1.In-Kind Donations:

In-Kind donations may be made in the following form:

  • Winter apparel (coats, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves) for women, men and children.  If used, please be sure to provide items in good condition.
  • Blankets
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Electric heaters
  • Bottled Water
  • Canned Goods
  • Cleaning supplies (Disinfectant solutions, paper towels, etc.  (In an effort to not further pollute the surrounding waters, we encourage organic products as Crisfield in particular is known for its crab and fishing industry.)

In-Kind donations may be delivered to:

Immanuel United Methodist Church

206 W Main Street

Crisfield, MD 21817

(410) 968-2189

Please note, Somerset County will be providing us with additional locations who are accepting in-kind donations.  We will keep this page updated with more information.

2.Monetary Donations

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, you may do so via the following local organizations who are directing 100% of the donations received to relief efforts throughout all of Somerset County:

Crisfield Relief Fund (managed by PNC Bank and the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce)

Please make checks payable to “Crisfield Relief Fund” and deliver to: 

Crisfield Relief Fund

c/o PNC Bank

101 Potomac Street

Crisfield, MD 21817

You may also go to your nearest PNC bank location and donate towards the relief fund.

Catholic Charities, Inc.

Please make checks payable to “Catholic Charities Inc.” and specifically note “Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund” in the memo section of the check.  Donations may be delivered to:

Catholic Charities Seton Center

PO Box 401

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Finally, we’ve also been made aware of a strong need for onsite volunteers to help with general clear up and repair activities.  We are actively working with both Somerset County and Crisfield, MD to obtain additional details on how MACPA members can contribute in this manner.  As soon as we receive additional information we will share an update with our members.

We hope you will consider contributing to the Somerset relief effort.  

By working together we can magnify our positive impact and make a significant contribution to those who have been adversely affected by this historical storm.  Please contact MACPA Member Service Representative Julianne Part at 443-632-2332 or julianne@macpa.org with any questions or requests for additional information.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and on behalf of the MACPA, have a wonderful holiday season!

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