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Great Lakes Bay Region needs help

BIshop David Bard appeals for help for Great Lakes Bay Region flooding

Neighbors in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan continue to suffer as disaster relief is underway after epic flooding. Bishop Bard suggests ways to help. Your generous gifts are appreciated.


Michigan Area

On Tuesday evening, May 19, following heavy rains, two dams on Tittabawassee River failed, in part or completely, sending torrents of water downstream and causing catastrophic flooding in the Great Lakes River Basin region. Like me, I am sure you watched in sheer astonishment as the waters raged and rose. The hearts of all Michigan United Methodists break in the face of such tragedy.

Conference staff and volunteers have been working to begin to coordinate a United Methodist response in cooperation with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and state and local agencies. I know you have been praying for all those affected. I know you will want to reach out to help, and right now one of the best ways to do so is by giving a donation to the Michigan Area Disaster Response fund either through our web site, MichiganUMC.org, org by sending a check to the Michigan Conference Ministry Center North (see instructions below). 

Since moving to Michigan, I have come to know United Methodists here as caring and generous people. I have come to know Michiganders as people with big hearts who want to make a difference. We want to be there for our neighbors. If you are watching this from outside of Michigan, please join us as we help our neighbors in need. 

Thank you,


David Alan Bard
Michigan Area Bishop

Great Lakes Bay Region Donation
Note: To donate by check, please mail to Michigan Conference at 1161 East Clark Road, Suite 212, DeWitt MI 48820. It is important to include this exact language in the memo: #4407 Michigan Area Disaster Response.

The Michigan Conference