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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Please click below to view the items that are being accepted and the drop-off locations.
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CORPORATE SUPPLIES DONATIONS
For corporate supply donations,
please fill out the survey below and we will be in touch within 48 hours to coordinate your donation.
If your organization has a need for volunteers to help with flood relief projects please fill out the form below.
To find help with basic need
resources visit 211.
If you have experienced flood damage, please fill the Midland County Emergency Operation Center Flood Damage Self-Assessment below.
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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.
We have partnered with Dow and Midland County’s Emergency Operations Center to set up distribution and collection sites throughout the county beginning Wednesday, May 27. You can donate items (except for clothes) between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week:
• Bullock Creek High School, 1420 S Badour Road
• Coleman High School, 4951 N Lewis Road
• Senior Services Sanford, 3243 N. West River Rd
• Gladwin– parking lot behind Forge Fitness, 237 W Cedar, Gladwin
• Midland High School, 1301 Eastlawn Drive (by baseball fields off of Washington St)
• Meridian Elementary School, 3343 N Meridian Road
• Greater Midland North Family Center, 2601 E Shearer Road
• West Midland Family Center, 4011 W Isabella Road
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 if you live on the west side of Edenville. Visit Meridian Elementary at 353 N. Meridian Road if you live on the east side.
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. There are also concerns of Covid-19 transmission. While we are appreciative to those who want to donate clothes, we are focused on solely on collecting basic need items.
United Way’s office is not a collection site. Please see the list above of locations where you can drop off donated items.
Our current list of items to donate includes:
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Cleaning supplies
- Non-perishable food
- Personal care items
- Household goods
These are items that are needed or helpful that people may have lost in the flood. Think of items you’d need if you were starting over. Examples include bed sheets, blankets, box fans, towels, dishes, etc.
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 email@example.com.
Step 1: Complete the Flood Damage Self-Assessment Form from the Midland County Emergency Operations Center. This data will be used to deploy teams trained in disaster relief to help assist with clean-up. It will also serve as our database for long-term recovery, tracking for FEMA and access potential funding for rebuilding.
A United Way volunteer will contact you to discuss when a certified volunteer group can come to your home. If a group of volunteers comes to your home in the meantime, please encourage them to contact United Way of Midland County to ensure that the team is aware of the needed documentation for FEMA support and that everyone’s health and safety is considered.
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.
If you are displaced due to flooding and need short-term housing assistance, contact the American Red Cross at 1-833-583-3111. Long-term solutions are being coordinated through Midland County’s Emergency Operations Center, along with Home To Stay and other housing organizations in Midland County. We are working together to understand and document long-term housing needs while ensuring you have somewhere safe to live right now.
We have partnered with Dow and Midland County’s Emergency Operations Center to set up distribution and collection sites beginning Wednesday, May 27.
- Bullock Creek High School, 1420 S Badour Road
- Coleman High School, 4951 N Lewis Road
- Gladwin– parking lot behind Forge Fitness, 237 W Cedar, Gladwin
- Midland High School, 1301 Eastlawn Drive (by baseball fields off of Washington St)
- Meridian Elementary School, 3343 N Meridian Road
- Greater Midland North Family Center, 2601 E Shearer Road
- West Midland Family Center, 4011 W Isabella Road
- Sanford Senior Center, 3243 N. West River Road
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.
To view and access resources and information, visit reliefmidland.org