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Anne Erickson


Two Dams Burst Flooding Town Of Midland, Michigan - SANFORD, MI - MAY 20: As record floodwaters begin to recede, local residents walk the ruined streets to see the extent of damage following extreme flooding throughout central Michigan on May 20, 2020 in Sanford, Michigan. Thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate after two dams in Sanford and Edenville collapsed causing floodwaters from the Tittabawassee River gushing into nearby communities. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Midland made the national news this week, as heavy rains were too much for two major dams to handle.

Thousands of people were forced out of their homes, and the fact the flooding happened during a global pandemic compounded the situation.

If you would like to help our friends in Midland County, the United Way of Midland offers these suggestions:

  • SIGN-UP: Sign up for volunteer alerts here. Opportunities will be announced as needs arise. 
  • DONATE: Give to Rise Together, a relief fund that has been established to help provide vital resources to families impacted.
  • SUPPLIES DONATIONS: The need for supplies is changing rapidly. If you or your organization would like to donate items, fill out this survey. They ask that you do not drop off items directly to shelters. 

Michigan strong!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at!