We all watched with horror as the videos and photos were posted on social media and on local news outlets showing Old Ellicott City engulfed, once again, in flood waters on Sunday, May 27. This time the damage is much more extensive in both the business district and the residential area of west end.

The storm was much bigger, too. Communities in western Ellicott City and all along the Frederick Road corridor leading into Baltimore city also suffered from flood waters. Residents in Oella, Catonsville, and west Baltimore dealt with flash flood waters and sewage back-ups in their houses. At least 3 families in our church who live in Catonsville had water in their basements, and are dealing with the recovery, rebuilding damaged basements, and replacing damaged goods.

Because this storm devastated many more communities beyond Ellicott City, it is being referred to as “The Frederick Road Flood of 2018.”

How can you help?

1. DONATE

If you want to help, you can give to the response fund below. We are a 501(c)3 organization, so your gifts are tax deductible. Every dollar you give will be used for current and future disaster response needs in the greater Ellicott City, Catonsville, and west Baltimore areas.

DONATE NOW VIA PAYPAL–click the “donate” button below. (CLICK HERE to donate via check.)




2. GO/VOLUNTEER

Metanoia has partnered with One EC Recovery Project for all volunteering efforts. Please visit the One EC website for more information on how you can get involved. http://oneecrecoveryproject.org/

3. PRAYER

Praying2-websiteimagePlease join us in praying for the following:

  • For Ellicott City, Catonsville, and west Baltimore business owners, employees, residents, and property owners who lost entire sources of income and living spaces. Most of these people in Ellicott City suffered loss from the July 30, 2016 flood as well.
  • For family members and friends of those who perished in the flood.
  • For Howard County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore city leadership, first responders, spiritual and community leaders to have the energy and resources necessary to serve our community over the coming days.
  • For wisdom and guidance from the Lord with how Metanoia can best use resources and time to serve our communities.
  • For Gospel conversations, salvation, and lasting hope and healing in Jesus Christ.