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Care Ministry

MIDLAND FREE FLOOD RESPONSE

Due to the flood, evacuations, and pandemic, we are facing unprecedented challenges. But Jesus sees us. He cares about you and so does our church. We are here for you. This page will serve as a central hub for flood recovery information for members and attenders of Midland Evangelical Free Church and those in our community. Let us know if you need help, if you want to help, or if you can give.

CONTACT:

JoAnn Smith
Care Team Leader
email |  989-439-0108

 

We're compiling a list of people from our church, community,  and region who need help.

Fill out this form:

We need people who can serve through physical work, skilled labor, debris removal and yard clean-up.

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If you are able, we ask that you consider a financial gift so we can help others with tangible needs.

Thank you.

MIDLAND FREE

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

 

Wednesday, June 3 - Friday, June 5

 

 Daily, 8:30 AM

 

Meet in the Midland Free

South Parking Lot

 

EFCA’s Reach Global Crisis Response director has been
on-site and helping to develop our strategy for providing Gospel-centered relief in line with our Church’s unique mission here and now.

 

WHO: 30 Adult volunteers are needed each day (youth and children may accompany adults).

 

REGISTER: Adults please RSVP here so we know you are coming.

 

WHAT TO BRING: Be prepared to be self-sufficient (bring your own water, lunch, and anything else you’ll need for the day, or however long you plan to stay).

Also bring:

  • A camp chair for the morning meeting time and if needed throughout the day
  • Any tools that you have for demo, cleaning, or other work in which you're skilled
  • Personal Protective Items: Gloves, mask, boots or other closed-toed shoes (NO sandals/flip-flops), work clothing, and protective eye wear

SCHEDULE: You can serve for as little or as long as your schedule will allow. Any length of time will be welcomed and appreciated.

 

PRAYER WALKS: We have a large need for volunteers and families with youth/children to prayer walk in neighborhoods. This involves walking and praying, asking people what additional help they may need, listening to people and their stories, and offering to mow lawns/rake/or cleanup the litter left behind after the flood damaged debris was collected. We will also have flyers to hand out that describe the free assistance our church can provide.

 

If you know of specific needs in your neighborhood or have special skills or equipment, please let us know by email at: crisiscare@mefchurch.org

You can contact the Midland Free Crisis Care Team by phone or text message at: 989-439-0108.

 

COVID-19 note: As much as possible, we will be meeting outdoors, and will follow social-distancing guidelines. For any indoor work where social-distancing is difficult, cloth facemasks should be worn in line with the governor’s order.

This activity IS ALLOWED under the executive order:

“To work or volunteer for businesses or operations (including both religious and secular nonprofit organizations) that provide food, shelter, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, individuals who need assistance as a result of this emergency, and people with disabilities.”

UPDATES and

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

  • A centralized disaster hub has been set up through 211 for Midland County Disaster Resources.

  • If you have flood damage to your home, Midland County officials ask that you please report it.

  • We are working with DRAW (Disaster Relief at Work) and World Vision to make our church a distribution point for flood cleanup buckets, hygiene kits, and food boxes.

  • We are working with EFCA Reach Global Crisis Response (our church denomination crisis response team). They have sent representatives to work with our GoLocal Team to coordinate additional ways to serve our community.

  • We are also in contact with Samaritan’s Purse about how to partner with them to help those in our region and share the Gospel. We will have more updates soon.

 

  • MOBILE PANTRY - MIDLAND COUNTY EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY NETWORK: Food distributions occur throughout Midland County each month. Please stay in your vehicle for registration and they will deliver the food right to you. Please bring empty bags/boxes.