Hurricane Harvey Response

Delmarva’s Hurricane Harvey Response

This past weekend Hurricane Harvey slammed the Gulf Coast of Texas.
The flooding along the coast has been catastrophic with lives lost, thousands of families flooded out of their homes, and billions of dollars in damage.


Local ministry and non-profit response to Hurricane Harvey.

PODD Church of Dover – Sending two tractor trailers to Texas next week. Working with two churches in Houston, TX on distribution. Look for the enclosed trailers and volunteers at each location from 7 AM to 6 PM Friday, September 1.

Donation Drop Off Locations:

PODD Church of Dover
4462 West Denney’s Road
Dover, DE 19904

Teen Challenge Mega Thrift Store
22941 Sussex Highway (Route 13)
Seaford, DE 19973

88.7 The Bridge Studio & Office
1977 Bay Road
Milford, DE 19963

Items needed include:

  • Cases of water
  • Canned goods
  • Stuff for babies needs
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dry foods that take little or no preparation
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby Formula
  • Pop top lids on all canned foods
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Dawn soap  (specifically DAWN)
  • Clorox wipes/bleach (for cleaning)
  • Mosquito spraye
  • Towels (all sizes)
  • Baby diapers
  • 33 gallon trash bags
  • Baby wipes
  • Tampons/pads
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Latex gloves for cleaning
  • Deodorant
  • First aid kits (bandaid/alcohol/neosporin)
  • Socks
  • Ziploc bags quart size


God’s Way to Recovery – Drop off Hurricane Harvey Relief supplies (including pet food) at their Milford location. If you have a LARGE amount of items, they are also willing to come pick them up from you. Please call 422-3033 to schedule a pick up.

Drop Off Location:
God’s Way to Recovery
#1 North Maple Avenue,
Milford, DE 19963


Joshua House Ministries – The church is filling a 53-foot tractor-trailer with donations such as toiletries, clothes, and non-perishable goods to take down to Texas. They have partnered with Gumboro Wesleyan Church and the Gumboro Community Center as drop off sites.

The three drop off locations are as follows:
Joshua House Ministries
Pastor Chuck Reynolds
38140 Millsboro Hwy
Millsboro DE 19966

Gumboro Wesleyan Church
Pastor Eddie Daniels
36482 Millsboro Hwy
Millsboro DE 19966

Gumboro Community Center
36849 Millsboro Hwy
Millsboro, DE 19966


Blood Bank of Delmarva – Asking donors for over 2,000-units of blood requested by Texas. O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative blood types are asked to make a donation this week. Call 1.888.8.BLOOD.8 or go to to book an appointment.

Immediate Mobile Collection Events:

  • Texas Road House Seaford – 9/2 – 11:00 -2:00
  • Seaford Fire Hall – 9/7 – 1:00-6:00
  • Milford Lutheran Church – 9/8 – 8:30-1:30
  • Dover downs Hotel – 9/11 – 9:00—3:00
  • Bethany St Annes Chruch – 9/11-8:00-1:30


Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore – Revived their Disaster Relief Fund. The Foundation will match the first $5,000 in contributions to this emergency fund and 100% of all donations will be redistributed to local human service agencies in the area of the devastation who are working to assist victims and their communities.

Donations can be made online at or by mail at:

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
(MEMO: Disaster Relief Fund)
1324 Belmont Avenue, Suite 401
Salisbury, MD 21804


Friends of Crisfield
The Friends of Crisfield are accepting canned food products, water, hygiene products and other supplies to send to hurricane victims, but no clothes.


Truck from Hurlock
Joyce Spratt, the mayor of Hurlock, said Hurlock is accepting donations to be trucked to Texas.
The truck is scheduled to leave in roughly a week’s time. Items needed include pillows, sheets and blankets, feminine hygiene items, pet food and beds.
Call (410) 943-4181 for more informaion.

Donations accepted at:
Hurlock Town Office
311 Charles St
Hurlock, MD 21643


Crisfield Wesleyan Church
Crisfield Wesleyan Church is taking donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
For more information, call Rev. Daniels at 410-968-2628

Donations accepted at:
Crisfield Wesleyan Church
3065 Lawsonia Rd
Crisfield, MD 21817


The Baxter Insurance Group – Lower Eastern Shore drop off location through 9/8/2017. Items will then go to Gloucester, VA and head to Texas on 9/13.

Drop Off Location:
The Baxter Insurance Group
4153 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA 23336

Donation Items Collected:
Cleaning products
Pet supplies
Baby diapers/wipes
Gift cards


H20 of Frankford, DE – H2O is spending the week collecting donations that may ease the burden for the folks who’ve lost it all. Robert Keefer and five teammates are getting ready for a 20 hour drive to Texas.


The Hampton Inn of Milford – Collecting donations at the Front Desk.

Drop Off Location:
The Hampton Inn of Milford
100 Lighthouse Estates Drive
Milford, DE 19963


First Baptist Church of Pocomoke City, MD – Starting Monday, September 4 from 9 AM until 2 PM EACH DAY – A colelction center for needs in Texas. They have missionaries and boots on the ground there now, in Houston. Collecting bottled water, baby diapers of any size, baby formula, and hand sanitizer.

Drop Off Location:
First Baptist Church of Pocomoke City, MD
Pastor Wayne Hare
204 4th St, Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Phone:(410) 957-1555


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National organization response to Hurricane Harvey.

God’s Pit Crew – a ministry that responds to emergencies just like this and has already been sending trucks to the affected areas of Texas. But the devastation is unlike anything seen before and the need is there to respond with many more emergency supplies. $50 will provide what’s called a “Blessing Bucket” + additional water, food and assistance. Call 866-778-2955 to provide a “Blessing Bucket”!


Samaritan’s Purse – Two Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas to help residents as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Soon we will have a total of five of these tractor trailers in the state, setting up volunteer bases around Victoria, Rockport/Portland, Galveston/Santa Fe, and two in Houston.
URGENT: Thousands of volunteers will be needed for months to come. Please go to our Volunteer Network to sign up and get the latest information, which we will update as more details become available.


Save The Children Harvey Relief Fund – Vulnerable children and their families have been forced to evacuate their homes, not knowing whether they’ll still be standing when they return. Save The Children emergency responders are working around the clock to provide family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Harvey survivors.


The Salvation Army – As Hurricane Harvey causes widespread damage across Texas, The Salvation Army is ready to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers. Salvation Army disaster teams from across the country are mobilizing and, even after disaster response efforts are over, The Salvation Army will remain in communities impacted by this terrible storm, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need. Get updates on our relief efforts at, follow us on Facebook at, or on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.


American Red Cross – The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey.


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