MICHIGAN FLOODING 2020

UPDATED FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 06:32 PM EST

Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to massive flooding in Michigan. Two dams in Central Michigan were breached by rain-swollen floodwaters on Tuesday, May 19, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents and causing officials to urgently warn of life-threatening danger due to catastrophic flooding in the region.

Both the Edenville Dam and the Sanford Dam, about 140 miles northwest of Detroit, failed on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash-flood warning for areas near the Tittabawassee River, with downstream effects expected from Midland to Saginaw. Residents in nearby towns, including Edenville, Sanford, and Midland, were evacuated. The flooding resulted from up to 7 inches of rain in Midland, Saginaw, and surrounding counties and is being described as a 500-year flood event in mid-Michigan.

Matthew 25 is working with partners throughout the devastated area to provide desperately-needed aid to those who are affected. A shipment of aid went out on Friday, May 29, and included cleaning supplies, paper products, personal care items, batteries, trash bags, and carpet fans. We are in ongoing communication with our partners in the area and will continue to provide aid to support clean up and recovery efforts as needed.


Donors who would like to designate their financial gifts for Flood Relief may do so by writing “Michigan Flooding” in the memo line of their check or by typing it in the “special purpose” field of our online giving form. Please mail checks to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 100% of donated funds designated for Michigan Flooding will be used for the purpose intended.
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