United Way for Southeastern Michigan works every day to meet the needs of families in our region. But when our community faces a crisis, we must be able to immediately respond to significant spikes in demand for food, shelter and access to emergency services.

The United Way Crisis and Recovery Fund ensures we are prepared to act when our community needs us most.

Need help in a time of crisis? Dial 2-1-1 or click here for more information.

Give today to help families impacted by flooding

Storms and heavy rainfall in Wayne and Oakland counties have flooded tens of thousands of homes and resulted in nearly 40,000 people losing power. Now, many metro Detroit families are dealing with the loss of essentials like hot water heaters, vehicles and furnaces, as well as treasured memories and family spaces, all while facing the enormous cost and effort necessary to clean and rebuild.

Right now, thousands of families are struggling — on top of the losses and stresses the pandemic brought. Your support will help families get by and stay healthy and safe as they recover from flooding. Among other needs, United Way’s Crisis and Recovery Fund will:

  • Help individuals navigate resources and legal options for flood recovery and reimbursement.
  • Support front-line agencies’ ability to accommodate the rise in requests for assistance from families facing homelessness, job loss, transportation challenges, and other related struggles.
  • Help connect families with cleanup and remediation services.

We know the power of coming together to take care of each other in times of crisis. United Way is working to ensure that whenever disaster strikes, families and front-line organizations have a place to turn for immediate support and recovery. Your support help makes this possible. Please give today.


Help affected families with flood cleanup.


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Thank you, donors

Click here to find a list of individuals, corporations and donors who have given to the United Way Crisis and Recovery Fund.
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