Peace, Saginaw LERT Aids in Flood Cleanup Response1 min read

LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) volunteers at Peace, Saginaw have been busy throughout the summer.

In late May, the team held a two-day drive in the Saginaw church’s parking lot to collect supplies for use in the cleanup of flood-damaged homes in mid-Michigan. More than a dozen LERT members and church volunteers showed up to form a bucket brigade after the collection to get the donated supplies ready for distribution throughout Saginaw and Midland counties.

Mid-Michigan suffered major damage in May when the Edenville Dam failed, flooding nearby communities.

Peace volunteers in early June put some of the supplies to use when they cleaned up the flood-damaged basement for a family in Spaulding Township (Saginaw County).

Volunteers cooking meals at Peace, Saginaw

In July, the Peace team partnered with St. John’s, Midland to cook meals for flood victims and cleanup volunteers in the Sanford (Midland County) and Gladwin areas (Gladwin County). In just a few short weeks, Peace volunteers reported preparing about 800 meals.

The Peace team said it would continue cooking once per week as long as the flood cleanup efforts continued in the area.

If you would like to donate towards flood relief efforts, click here.

Photos courtesy of Peace, Saginaw.

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