GLADWIN – Gladwin Long Term Disaster Recovery Group is hosting a drive-through volunteer sign-up event on September 11 to observe the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The Volunteer Committee will be at the Gladwin Fire Department at 701 E. Cedar Ave., Gladwin, MI 48624 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 11to sign up prospective volunteers from the safety of their vehicles to maintain social distancing. A multitude of volunteer opportunities are available to rebuild homes affected by the May flooding.
“September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance gives us a chance to reflect on and honor the victims, first responders, and citizens involved in and affected by the national tragedy,” said Eva Rohlman, Outreach Services Director at Mid Michigan Community Action serving as the Long Term Recovery coordinating agency. “We do our best to pay tribute to them through our own acts of services and volunteering.”
Volunteers can also register anytime on the Gladwin County flood recovery volunteer website here at https://michiganredi.galaxydigital.com. Needs across the community are being assessed daily, so volunteer opportunities are updated regularly.
“The process of recovery, especially in a disaster as widespread as this, is a long-term effort. It is the daily decision to come together and raise our hands to help our neighbors,” said Rohlman. “We have been extremely moved by the willingness of our community members to step up and help in all stages of recovery thus far, and we are hopeful that we will have the privilege to continue to work with such dedicated and selfless volunteers as we continue down this path.”
Residents who have been impacted by the flood and are seeking assistance can speak with Carla Long, the Disaster Case Manager, at 989-598-4315.