To assist with recovery in Midland and Gladwin Counties from the recent floods, AT&T Michigan today launched a text-to-give campaign to benefit residents during this time. AT&T kicked off the effort with a $25,000 donation to the United Ways in Midland and Gladwin counties, which will receive all proceeds from the campaign.
"We are proud to donate to the cause and launch a text-to-give campaign to allow people to donate to the Mid-Michigan recovery efforts.”David Lewis - President, AT&T Michigan
“Our hearts go out to the Mid-Michigan residents dealing with last week’s unimaginable flooding on top of the struggles that already exist due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said AT&T Michigan President David Lewis. “Recovery from this disaster won’t be easy and that’s why we are proud to donate to the cause and launch a text-to-give campaign to allow people to donate to the Mid-Michigan recovery efforts.”
To donate to the effort, residents can text FLOOD to 20222 and a $25 donation will be provided to Midland County United Way and United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties. The effort will work on any cell phone provider and donation costs will appear on the contributor’s next cell phone bill.
“The Mid-Michigan area has been hit hard by this flooding but everyone is working together to make recovery from this crisis possible,” said United Way of Midland County President Holly Miller. “We greatly appreciate AT&T Michigan’s support and coordination of the text-to-give campaign because every donation will make a difference during this time.”
On May 19, Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Midland County and requested a federal disaster declaration, which was approved by President Trump on May 21. Gladwin, Arenac and Saginaw Counties were added to state’s emergency declaration on May 22.
“There has been widespread damage across Mid-Michigan as a result of last week’s flooding and we must work together to protect families in impacted areas from the effects of this crisis,” said state Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland). “I am grateful to AT&T Michigan for putting this effort together so that Michiganders can support each other during this difficult time.”
AT&T has a long history of stepping in and helping the communities it serves in the wake of disasters. Last year, AT&T Believes volunteers have participated in recovery efforts in communities affected by hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, including events like Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Storm Barry and the California Wildfires.