Midland Area Community Foundation and Long-Term Recovery Group to provide a 2-year flood recovery updateMay 15th, 2022
In conjunction with the Long-Term Recovery Group, Midland Area Community Foundation will be exploring the past, present, and future of flood recovery during the May 19, 2022, Flood Recovery Session via Zoom at 10:30 AM.
“What grounds us in our work is our county’s vision statement: Together. Forward. Bold. An exceptional place where everyone thrives,” said Sharon Mortensen, President & CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation. “Our need to move together, go forward, and take bold action was never greater than the challenges we faced in 2020. With over $29million in FEMA support invested for home repairs, home replacement, and rental assistance due to repairs and relocation, and with 440 cases opened through case management, our region has engaged in disaster recovery in ways we never thought would be necessary.”
Hosts for the upcoming session are Mortensen and Holly Miller, President & CEO of the United Way of Midland County. Additional presenters are Nancy Money, Alysia Christy, and Raegan Schultz. Nancy Money serves as the Director of Community Impact for United Way of Midland County. Alysia Christy serves as Director of Community Impact for the Midland Area Community Foundation. Nancy and Alysia are both on the Long-Term Recovery Group’s Financial Support Committee and will explain how donations have impacted flood survivors. Raegan Schultz is the Disaster Case Manager serving Midland County. She will present the work of case management in conjunction with the Long-Term Recovery Group.
“While our community has a long and rich history of generously caring for one another, it has never been more visible than after the effects of the 500-year flood,” shared Holly Miller, President & CEO of United Way of Midland County. “The way our community continues to step up to help those still in recovery is inspiring. We went into recovery without a handbook on how to handle a historic flood, and have come out with a greater understanding that rebuilding does not happen overnight, nor does it happen alone. Our success is mired in our ability to pull together, work together and become stronger together. And because of that, our community remains a thriving place to live and work.”
The Flood Recovery Session is open to everyone. Attendees are required to register for the session at midlandfoundation.org/zoomintoflood. The session will be uploaded to the Community Foundation’s YouTube channel for those unable to attend. To view past sessions, please visit midlandfoundation.org/zoomintoflood or visit ReliefMidland.org.
For more information about the Community Foundation’s involvement with the Long-Term Recovery Group, follow Midland Area Community Foundation on Facebook, or call the Community Foundation at 989-839-9661.