As effects from the unfortunate 2020 dam failures and subsequent flooding continue to impact our community, a coalition of philanthropy, government, educational, and business partners have come together to provide a collective response to disasters in Gladwin County. This site serves as a centralized disaster resource hub for the community. Here, you can obtain updates on flooding news, volunteer opportunities, ways you can help and more.
WAYS TO HELP
For the latest ways to help, please follow Gladwin Long Term Disaster Recovery on Facebook.
For the latest volunteer opportunities, visit the Michigan Community Service Commission Volunteer Portal.
The Gladwin County Community Foundation has established the Gladwin County Relief Fund. Click here to donate. If you are from an organization wanting the funds to be used for a specific purpose or geographic region, this must be noted with your donation.
Funds will be distributed from the Foundation to Mid Michigan Community Action Agency (MMCAA). Funds will be distributed by MMCAA using our already developed platform to the community. To the best of our ability, funds will not be used for things that might be covered by other grant agencies and relief efforts that may be forthcoming.
BUILDING SUPPLY DONATIONS
If you’d like to donate supplies, please vist the Michigan Community Service Commission Donations Portal.
If you are in need of life-threatening emergency assistance, please call 911. For non-emergency resources, please contact 2-1-1 directly.
ASSISTANCE RECEIVING ESSENTIALS
If you need assistance with food, clothing, toiletries, shelter, loss of medication, or property damage as a result of the flood, contact 2-1-1.
Homeowners whose well water systems were affected by changes in the water table due to the May flooding may continue to apply for assistance due to a dry well. The Gladwin Long Term Disaster Recovery Group and the Well Task Force received notification from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency that though past the deadline date of September 30, 2020 to apply for FEMA assistance, consideration may be made to those who have identified potable water problems. To apply:
Phone: 800-621-3362 (711/Video Relay Service)
For assistance with an application, appeal, or unmet needs from the flood, call Disaster Case Manager, Carla Long, at 989-598-4315 or 211 Northeast Michigan.
Homeowners who have not previously applied by the September 30 deadline will receive an ineligible letter. If damages are specifically well related, submit an appeal for late registration to be accepted. An appeal should indicate the reason for the late application is because the well stopped producing potable water.
Disaster Survivors who applied for FEMA assistance by the September 30 deadline and are experiencing problems with their well should appeal to be considered for assistance for their well. If an applicant has already had an inspection and the well wasn’t reported or are still experiencing problems, a signed and dated letter should be submitted to FEMA with a contractor’s estimate indicating they are appealing for the well.
Please visit the FEMA Assistance Fact Sheet for more information.
A case manager is available to help Gladwin County residents navigate local and federal resources for those who have been impacted by the flood. Carla Long, the Disaster Case Manager can be reached by phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment at 989-598-4315.
Contact Carla if you are displaced due to flooding and need housing assistance.
Contact Carla Long at 989-598-4315 to apply for well assistance.
DRINKING WATER ASSISTANCE
Water jugs are currently available at Albright Shores Eagles at 1380 Estey Rd, Beaverton, MI 48612. If you have further water needs, contact Carla Long at 989-598-4315.