Needs across the community are being assessed minute by minute with the Midland County Emergency Management team.

At this time we are working to register people for volunteer alerts so that help can be deployed quickly and efficiently as needed, please click the button below to sign-up. To help provide long term support for families impacted please consider making a donation to the relief fund. The need for supplies is changing rapidly. If you or your organization would like to donate items please fill out the Supply Donation Survey to help us connect resources where they are needed most.

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Do still have unmet needs as a result of the May flood? The Long Term Disaster Recovery Case Managers are here to help! They will walk alongside you to navigate local resources to help you get back on your feet.

Contact them today at 989.374.8000.


For the latest information on local and federal financial aid, basic need resources, county permits, mental health services, housing and more view the Long Term Disaster Recovery Group FAQ

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To find help with basic need
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You can both view and sign up for volunteer opportunities on our online portal. Please continue to check the portal daily for the most up-to-date opportunities.

Your health and safety is our top priority. United Way encourages only volunteers 18 and older to participate. We understand families often volunteer together; please note some opportunities may be better suited for minors than others. If you decide to bring your child to volunteer, you are responsible for them. We require you sign a liability waver for yourself and any minor children accompanying you.

Please fill out our volunteer event survey. Our volunteer manager will contact you to discuss next steps. If your need is urgent, please indicate this on the survey.

United Way of Midland County requires volunteers to adhere to the CDC guidelines and wear a mask in public. You could be volunteering at an event that is not staffed by United Way and might encounter people who choose not to or are unable to wear a mask or face covering. If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe, we respect your choice to leave the event. For additional resources and preventative tips, please visit the CDC website.


If you wish to donate items from the list of needs please contact Beth Sorenson Prince at United Way at 989-631-3670 to make arrangements.

Currently Needed Items (as of 6/10): Dehumidifiers, Box Fans, Crockpots, Brooms, Pump Sprayers, Wheelbarrows, Shovels and Rakes

For unlisted items, connect with The Salvation Army, Home to Stay Housing Assistance Center, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or Goodwill. Visit United Way of Midland County’s website for a complete list of needed items at unitedwaymidland.org

We are not accepting clothing donations at this time. As recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, clothing is one of the items deemed unnecessary in a disaster situation. Please direct all clothing donations to The Salvation Army or Goodwill.

United Way’s office is not a collection site. If you wish to donate items from the list of needs please contact Beth Sorenson Prince at United Way at 989-631-3670 to make arrangements.

Our current list of items to donate includes:

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Box Fans
  • Crockpots
  • Brooms
  • Pump Sprayers
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Shovels
  • Rakes

Please fill out United Way’s Supplies Donations Survey at reliefmidland.org by clicking the ‘Supplies Donations’ button. Once the survey is complete, United Way will be in contact within 48 hours to schedule drop-off details and directions. If the need is urgent, you can indicate that on the survey and United Way will be in touch as soon as possible.

If you an individual, you may donate to United Way’s Rise Together Fund to provide hope and resources for thousands of families who have been impacted by recent events. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation has generously contributed $500,000 for the initial establishment of this fund, as well as an additional $500,000 matching gift doubling your gift. Donate to the Rise Together Fund here. If you would like to give a corporate gift or grant, please contact Kali Cochran, director of investor relations, at kali@unitedwaymidland.org.


Three case managers have been hired to help Midland County residents impacted by the flood navigate local and federal resources. Case managers will be available via phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment at 989-374-8000.

Residents seeking assistance must apply through FEMA before September 8, 2020. The information previously collected from flood victims by the County for damage reporting is not submitted to FEMA.

To register for assistance go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should contact 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), contact 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

FEMA Residential Application Overview

If you or other friends, family or groups have helped you with initial cleanup efforts, it’s important that we know the status of your home. If you have not yet completed the survey, complete the Flood Damage Self-Assessment Form. That ensures we can connect to understand your ongoing needs, including documentation for FEMA and long-term recovery funding.

United Way has partnered with Home to Stay to distribute $200,000 in short term housing assistance to those impacted by the flood. This includes help with security deposits, first month’s rent along with rent assistance for up to six months, based on financial need. Assistance will be prioritized for those help those living in poverty, ALICE and the many whose life circumstances have radically changed as a result of a historic flood and global pandemic.

If you are struggling financially to find a solution for stable housing call Home to Stay at 989-496-9550

For basic needs, supplies, and other resources please visit one of these centers. Additional resources will be added as the long term recovery process continues. See the Long Term Disaster Recovery Group FAQ for a complete list of resources

• Sanford Senior Center (offering personal hygiene kits and cleaning kits), 3243 N. West River Road, Sanford: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
• Greater Midland Community Center (Senior Wing), 2205 Jefferson Ave, Midland: Wednesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
• Greater Midland North Family Center, 2601 E Shearer Road, Midland: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To connect with local agencies for additional basic needs assistance, please refer to 211.

Edenville Township has encouraged individuals to drop off or pick up donated items at the Sanford Senior Center located at 3243 N. West River Road in Sanford if you live on the west side of Edenville. Visit Meridian Elementary at 353 N. Meridian Road in Sanford if you live on the east side.

United Way is providing up to $5,000 per household for those experiencing well water issues, based on a demonstrated financial need in Midland County.

If you are struggling financially to find a solution for safe drinking water contact Home to Stay at 989-496-9550

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