On Tuesday, July 8, Ace Hardware in Midland announced a donation of over 48,000 pounds of drywall to help those impacted by the flood.

“We are so grateful for the amazing generosity demonstrated by Ace Hardware,” shared Holly Miller, executive director of United Way of Midland County. “Their gift—along with many others from across the country—will play a vital part of the rebuilding process. Our community couldn’t do this work without them.”

The Long Term Disaster Recovery Group is collaborating to lead recovery and rebuild efforts. Made up of a broad representation of regional nonprofits, corporations, businesses, government, faith community, civic groups and schools, the recovery group is working together to chart a path forward.

Recovery will require a strategic and collective response in order to stretch local dollars to have the biggest impact. This includes generous in-kind donations of materials, along with skilled volunteers who can lend their time and talents.

The recovery process will be driven by a regional case management team to support and guide individuals through the rebuild journey. Case managers will work closely with a construction manager to assess homeowner needs, develop plans and deploy donated materials and volunteers to ensure the people impacted most by the flood receive the help they need.

The generous drywall from Ace Hardware, along with numerous other donated supplies, will be deployed as part of the Long Term Disaster Recovery efforts in the coming weeks and months by the construction management team. The team will be working from the damage assessment database, which includes damage self-reporting through the county and numerous other organizations who helped in the initial emergency phase.

To ensure your information is included in the flood damage database, please call (989) 374-8000.