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Be ready to help when disasters strike

Disasters bring neighbors together

“We are not called to do it alone.” Carol Blair Bouse encourages local churches to network with others when disasters come to their communities.

‘Fixing hearts’ after mid-Michigan flood

Bishop visits flood recovery in Sanford

Bishop David Bard and Michigan Conference leaders recently visited Sanford, Gladwin, and Midland to hear Case Managers talk about long-term recovery from the catastrophic Tittabawassee River flood in May 2020.  

Clean-up continues in southeast Michigan

Flood clean-up in southeast Michigan

Federal, state, and church resources are being mustered to assist in the disaster relief phase after flood waters swept  through Wayne and Washtenaw counties on June 26. You can help.

Run, walk, or bike 5K for flood recovery

5k benefits flood recovery

The 4th Annual Michigan Conference 5K will not be done in Acme, as in years past. It may be done anywhere, July 26-28, at a proper social distance, of course!

Flood recovery moves forward

Pastors tour relief efforts in mid-Michigan

Case Managers will be trained by UMCOR in July to assist in the Long Term Recovery Group plans for helping individuals and families achieve a new normal from last month’s flooding.

4 weeks downstream, still suffering

Assessing four weeks aid

Many, many more weeks of relief and recovery are ahead in mid-Michigan after May 19th flooding caused significant damage in over 1000 households across five counties. Here’s an eye-witness account.

Early Responder reports in Gladwin

Early responder works on wall in Gladwin

Michigan United Methodists have been giving aid in the Great Lakes Bay Region since flooding occurred on May 19. Early Responders lay the foundation for the months of recovery efforts to follow.

New hope after Detroit flood

Hope in face of fire and flood.

Bishop David Bard says that Advent is a time to bring goodwill and kindness to life. Gifts to the 2019 Advent Offering will make a difference for those suffering from fire, flood, and famine.

Faith rises above the water

Woman in food assistance pantry

With farms, homes, and businesses literally underwater, residents of Hamburg, Iowa are finding strength through the church and the community.

Flood victims savor ‘God moments’

Women in flooded driveway

Every square inch of Nebraska may be flooded before the waters recede, says Great Plains Disaster Response Coordinator. They are one of  7 Midwest states hit by a “bomb cyclone.”