Who We Are

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We've Been There

Chances are this is your first disaster. It’s not ours. We know it’s hard to rebuild and recover. But we’re here to help. Some of us come from your community. We were hit by the very same storm. Some of us have experienced disasters in other Michigan communities and we know about recovery. We are teachers and engineers and artists and experts in construction. We have one thing in common: we care. We’re here to help you rebuild. After the Storm.
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Rebuilding Together

We work with one family at a time to restore lives after a disaster.

Our case managers are carefully trained using a proven model for disaster recovery. Our goal is to help you to achieve your goals for recovery. After the lights and sirens are gone and the initial cleanup is over, our work ramps up. We rebuild, remediate, clear debris, connect people with local resources, assist with utilities and furnishings, and so much more. Look to see if After the Storm is working in your area. 

Our Story

In Michigan, After the Storm is the organization with the most experience in long-term disaster recovery.

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After the Storm is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization launched by the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church in 2022. We launched in response to a flood in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. That same year, we also responded to a tornado in Gaylord, working with more than 100 families to rebuild and recover.

The Conference quickly became the expert in long-term disaster response and recovery in Michigan, trusted by federal, state, and local partners. We felt the best way to sustain this expertise was to form an independent organization. We work with people and organizations of any religious persuasion and all donations are tax deductible.

Before that, the Michigan Conference had assisted with long-term disaster recovery projects from Houghton/Hancock to the Great Lakes Bay region, including recovery from a major dam breach in Midland. 

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Sustain our work!

Your gift today helps Michigan to recover from the storm of tomorrow.