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Disaster Case Management and Volunteer Coordination to be featured during next Flood Recovery Update and Connections Session

October 27th, 2020

Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF), in conjunction with the Long-Term Recovery Group, are continuing to hold Flood Recovery Update and Connections Sessions via Zoom on a bi-weekly basis. The next session will feature those involved in the front line of flood recovery, disaster case management and volunteer coordination.

“The Long-Term Recovery Group is looking forward to highlighting the direct ongoing work from a case management and volunteer standpoint,” said Sharon Mortensen, member of the Long-Term Recovery Group Steering Committee and President & CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation. “We want to allow people the opportunity learn more about the work being done at a community impact level.”

Guests for the October 29th session include Raegan Schultz, Disaster Case Manager and Bre Sklar, Disaster Volunteer Manager for the Long-Term Recovery Group and United Way of Midland County. Flood Recovery Update and Connections are open to everyone. Attendees are asked to register for the sessions at Sessions are held the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30am. For those unable to attend, replays of past sessions are also available at

“It has been inspiring to have a handful of volunteers willing to give their time to attend home visits with us case managers. This is not a glamorous volunteer opportunity, by any means, but we still have community members eager and stepping up to support us and flood survivors with this need.,” said Raegan Schultz, Disaster Case Manager. “I find joy in the stories people share.  Hearing about a client’s time traveling the world, or their series of past marriages, or about what their kids do for a living allows for us to connect not just as client and case manager, but as two humans. That connection allows us to work in a more united way towards achieving their recovery goals.”

“Flood recovery is a complicated and ever-evolving undertaking,” said Mortensen. “Many individuals might not be aware of what case management is or how volunteer coordination impacts the recovery process. Connecting session guests with those involved with case management and volunteer coordination will allow for direct interaction with those working directly with flood survivors on a daily basis.”

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