Midland, Michigan Deployment

Catastrophic Dam Failures in Michigan Force Thousands to Evacuate

Dam breaches and catastrophic flooding has forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes with little notice to seek higher ground. Catastrophic loss amidst this COVID pandemic has dealt these communities an unusually cruel blow.

Crisis Response International is on the ground in Midland, MI, to help ease the burden of the survivors.

In an unprecedented domino effect, the Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan failed and collapsed Tuesday following days of heavy rain forcing tens of thousands of residents to urgently evacuate their homes.  A declared state of emergency and continued projected rainfall is setting this area up for even greater need in the coming days.

Following COVID protocols, we are serving hot meals, helping homeowners salvage valuables, mobilizing work crews to clear debris, and our chaplaincy teams are there to walk alongside residents in this desperate time to bring comfort and hope. 

Certified CRI Responders are urgently needed to apply for deployment. Once approved, you will receive the basecamp location, a packing list, and other pertinent information. By submitting your application, you agree to follow all COVID-19 protocols to keep the team and the communities we serve healthy. Thank you.

COVID or not, we are deploying to bring comfort to those who are hurting as we provide spiritual and emotional first-aid and meet urgent needs. 

CRI needs volunteers to sign up and your donations NOW!

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