Even so, the damage sustained in the area is substantial, impacting families who have faced both the health and economic fallout of COVID-19 and currently find themselves under-resourced, afraid, and on the verge of hopelessness.
In response, the DRS team seeks to bring funds and volunteers from the Michigan area together to renew community hope.
“Currently, our team is in dialogue regarding the safe coordination of local volunteer operations in the near future. If deemed compliant with physical distancing best practices, we will extend an invitation to experienced DRS staff/volunteers for a ‘one-day-serve’ to continue with recovery efforts in this area,” explains Gibson.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be setting up volunteer housing, feeding volunteers, or permitting volunteering that spans more than one day. In addition, volunteers will need to follow COVID-19 safe practices while serving on this site and must live within 2 hours of the Midland area in order to serve.
While we await approval on a volunteer response, the need continues to dictate urgency and your financial gifts and prayers can provide a tangible and prompt response for families currently struggling.