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Free food, services for Midland County flood victims

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If you have been impacted by the flooding in Midland County, several community organizations have come together to give you a helping hand.

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Inside the Midland County Educational Service Agency building there are resources to help with flooding recovery. Read more about who is available by clicking here

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan set up the following food distributions:

  • Thursday - 11:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 3109 Swede in Midland
  • Friday - 10 a.m. at the Midland Emergency Food Pantry, 4839 N. Coleman Schools Dr. in Coleman
  • Saturday - 11:30 a.m. at the Old Town Christian Outreach, 600 Gratiot Road in Saginaw

"First time I ever had any problems. In the 15 years I've been here there's been no problems," said Allen Myers, Midland resident.

Myers said he woke up to about 2 feet of water in his home after the storm that devastated Midland last week.

Now he is collecting free cleaning supplies and food from the newly opened resource center down the road.

More than eight agencies came together in a new one stop shop location to help the Midland residents who were impacted by the flooding.

The center had lines through the parking lot on Wednesday as residents from all across Mid-Michigan came to grab free items and resources to help get their lives back to normal.

Kara Ross, of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, said it has all been a group effort.

"Well, I think it's so important when neighbors come together and help neighbors. Everybody has been effected by this and really when people can come together and partner up and help their neighbors and lend that helping hand it makes the community strong. And we're happy to support that," Ross said.

Anyone who is suffering from the disaster can stop by the Midland County Educational Service Agency to receive insurance help, $50 gift cards, water testing kits, groceries and cleaning supplies.

Sarah Burrow, 10, said she is thankful for the food she is able to take home and is happy her family didn't get hit harder by the flood.

"We are just here to get food and stuff and I'm happy that I have a roof over my head," Sarah said.

Myers echoed her gratefulness for their community that came together.

"The Red Cross, they've just been absolutely super people and you can't ask for people that go above and beyond the call of duty," Myers said.

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