Flood Recovery Sessions
Following the one year anniversary of the devastating dam failures and flooding we endured in Midland County and surrounding areas, it’s essential to know that there are still challenges, great needs and long term effects for these communities and individuals. The Midland Area Community Foundation along with the Long Term Disaster Recovery Group offer Flood Recovery Sessions on the second Thursday of each month as a source of awareness, information and connection in line with these needs. The Zoom sessions are open to everyone and registration is online. They are also recorded and posted for on-demand viewing. Previous topics include flood relief efforts, the Four Lakes Task Force, resilience in the face of disaster, and “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” – a way of sharing stories of those who have lent a helping hand.
“Building resilience is important to increase our wellbeing so we can overcome obstacles and challenges,” said Mortensen. “As we move toward our goal of becoming a community where everyone thrives, it’s essential to understand the resources in our community to manage challenges, especially in the face of disaster.” [https://www.midlandfoundation.org/story/floodsessionresilience/]
“The establishment of the Long-Term Disaster Recovery group is truly collaboration at its best,” said Holly Miller, President & CEO of United Way of Midland County and member of the LTDRG Steering Committee. “This is bringing folks together, broad representation from across the community, playing to strengths.” [https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/One-year-later-Long-Term-Disaster-Recovery-Group-16149925.php]
Watch previous sessions and register for upcoming sessions at midlandfoundation.org/zoomintoflood.