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Helping Each Other: Metro Detroit organization reaches out to help victims of Midland County flooding

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Posted at 5:53 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 17:59:36-04

(WXYZ) — Kindness and generosity is making it to the folks in Midland, and it's coming in by droves.

What they are dealing with is unthinkable, especially coupled with the COVID-19 crisis.

RELATED: Here's how you can help residents of Midland County devastated by floods

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom introduces us to a group of Michiganders, who say being a helpers is just what they do.

Find The Helpers is a Michigan relief fund. And every region in this great state has been working timelessly to help those who need it in the fight against COVID-19.

Now it has added helping the people of Midland to its mission.

“The biggest needs are now food, water and toiletries," said Janie Hamilton, regional leader in Ferndale. "We already sent a truck that was all food, water, and bedding. We’ve already sent pet food and diapers and supplies to the food pantries."

This is Michiganders, doing what Michiganders do – help each other.

“They know that we care, they know that we are here for them," Hamilton said.

If it is on your heart to help, go to findthehelpers.us. You can request assistance and sign up to become a volunteer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Midland County.

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