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Midland Area Community Foundation and Long-Term Recovery Group to Host Flood Recovery Update Sessions Via Zoom

August 18th, 2020

Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF), in conjunction with the Long-Term Recovery Group, will be hosting Zoom sessions to provide consistent updates to community members about the process of long-term flood recovery. The sessions will be called, “Flood Recovery Update and Connections.” Topics to be covered on the twice-monthly sessions include resource deployment, FEMA, case management, housing support, rebuild and construction, and volunteering.

“The Midland Area Community Foundation strives to be responsible stewards of flood recovery donations,” said Sharon Mortensen, President and CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation and member of the Long-Term Recovery Group Steering Committee. “We want to provide a transparent forum to speak directly with donors, community members, non-profit organizations, businesses, or anyone who wants to learn more about long-term flood recovery.”

Flood Recovery Update and Connections are open to everyone. Attendees are asked to register for the sessions at Beginning August 20th at 10:30am, sessions will be held the first and third Thursday of the month. For those unable to attend, sessions are tentatively planned to be recorded for rebroadcast on Midland Community Television and video-on-demand streaming services such as YouTube and Facebook.

“We understand there are a lot of questions surrounding flood recovery,” said Mortensen. “We will invite members of the Long-Term Recovery Group take part in the sessions, sharing knowledge in their area(s) of expertise to connect people together.”

Presenters for the first session are Sharon Mortensen and Nancy Money, Chair of the Case Management Committee. Featured topics will include an overview of flood recovery thus far, as well as a rundown on how case management works.

For more information about MACF’s involvement with the Long-Term Recovery Group, follow MACF on Facebook, or call MACF at 989-839-9661.