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Dow Announces $1 Million in Disaster Relief Funding for Flood Recovery

People photograph the floodwaters of the Tittabawassee River that encroached on downtown Midland, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Midland-based Dow and the Dow Company Foundation announced on Friday $1 million of financial support for immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts associated with the flooding and its aftermath in the Midland Area.

“Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region has been Dow’s home for more than 120 years, and we are committed to helping our employees and our neighbors as we recover from this historic flood,” said Jim Fitterling, Dow chairman and chief executive officer. “The safety of our employees, their families and our communities has always been and will always be our number one priority, and we are working closely with our Dow colleagues, local business and nonprofit partners, and government officials to recover, rebuild and move forward even stronger together.”

As a part of this commitment, Dow is collaborating with local partners providing critical services to individuals immediately affected by the flooding.

To help address the needs, Dow will donate:

  • $250,000 towards a new Dow Employee Assistance Fund at the Midland Area Community Foundation to help Dow employees who have suffered an emergency hardship as a direct effect from the flooding.
  • $250,000 to the United Way of Midland County’s Rise Together Fund, providing hope and resources for thousands of families in need throughout Midland County who have been impacted by recent events. These funds will be graciously matched by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, doubling the support available to the community.
  • $500,000 for allocation as needs surface throughout the recovery and rebuilding phase.

The company said it would continue to work with community partners to offer volunteer assistance in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety policies.

This donation is in addition to the previously announced commitment from the Dow Company Foundation to aid the Great Lakes Bay Region COVID-19 relief efforts.



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