The Salvation Army Responds to Devastating Floods in Mid-Michigan

May 22, 2020

Emergency Disaster Services providing support to individuals and families in Midland and its surrounding communities

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (May 22, 2020) –The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is aiding individuals and families in Midland County, Michigan due to the catastrophic flooding caused by the Edenville and Sanford dam failures.

Currently, The Salvation Army is providing meals to those displaced at area hotels, as well as distributing blankets to individuals seeking relief at temporary shelters.

“The flooding is massive, and there will be extensive cleanup in the months ahead,” said Captain Brian Goodwill of The Salvation Army Midland Corps Community Center. “Midland is a strong community and we have wonderful partnership to help meet this great need.”

The Salvation Army is currently accepting monetary donations. Supporters can make a tax-deductible contribution to assist families and individuals affected by the flood by:

  • Donating online
  • Texting RELIEF to 24365
  • Calling 877-SAL-MICH
  • Sending a check made payable to The Salvation Army, designating “Midland Flood” to 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075

The Salvation Army is partnering with the United Way of Midland County to coordinate volunteers and donations for maximum countywide relief effort. For more information, please call (989) 631-3670.

The EDS team responds to calls for help from local authorities in times of great need and provides food and beverages, blankets, clothing, temporary shelter and spiritual guidance and comfort to the victims and families of major disasters as well as police, firefighters and other first response personnel at the emergency scene.

About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. At work in Michigan since 1887, The Salvation Army operates 180 facilities throughout the state. Annually, these facilities provide more than 3.5 million meals and more than 852,000 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.

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