A state of emergency has been declared after a deadly tornado touched down in Gaylord, Michigan, injuring dozens of people, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving thousands without electricity. Your donation to this Tornado Relief Fund will help people in impacted communities.
Two people are dead and dozens are injured following a tornado that ripped through northern Michigan on May 21. Your donation to this fund will provide emergency aid like food, water, medicine, and shelter in impacted communities. Once immediate needs are met, this fund will provide long-term assistance, with a focus on locally-led responses.
All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts in tornado-impacted communities in northern Michigan. Initially, funds will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund will later transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run primarily by local, vetted organizations in the communities affected in the United States.
When you donate to GlobalGiving's MichiganTornado Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
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