A volunteer prepares buckets which are filled with cleaning supplies, and are then distributed to some of the 3,000 families affected by flooding.

May 10, 2019

Michigan Adventist Community Services Respond to Detroit Flooding

After massive flooding in the Detroit area over the last several days, the Michigan Conference’s Adventist Community Services (ACS) team is making life a little less stressful for some families.


Ninety buckets containing cleaning supplies and other essential items were delivered last Sunday, May 5, to help some of the 3,000 affected families.


Adventist Community Services volunteers provide disaster response services through the ACS Disaster Response Ministry to assist individuals, families and communities affected by natural and manmade disasters and unforeseen tragedies. 


Chelli Ringstaff, Michigan’s ACS director, explains that her agency was contacted by a non-governmental organization, Volunteers of Active Disaster, and she was happy to offer assistance. “ACS is the humanitarian arm of the church and this is a way for us to connect on a basic level to show people we care, that our church cares for them.”


Ringstaff says they’re now seeking assistance in replenishing their supplies. Monetary donations are always welcome, as well as items for the bucket. A bucket contains $25 worth of supplies and includes items such as: trash bags, detergent, dish soap, household cleaner, air freshener, insect repellant, latex gloves, face masks, sponges, scrub brushes. For more information, visit the Michigan Adventist Community Services Facebook page or their website at https://www.misda.org/news/support/disaster-response