Disaster Relief Fund

To help address the problems of the widespread flooding throughout Berrien and Cass counties, Berrien Community Foundation and United Way of Southwest Michigan have partnered to establish the Disaster Relief Fund to help with the recovery needs of families impacted. 100% of all funds will go directly to disaster relief efforts organized with the American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan and local partners.

To give to the Disaster Relief Fund, use the donation link below or you can Text UWSMRELIEF to 51555. 

If you’d like to make a donation via cash or check, please send to the following address:

Disaster Relief Fund, c/o Berrien Community Foundation
2900 South State Street, Suite 2E
St Joseph, MI 49085

(checks can be made payable to BCF/Disaster Relief Fund)




If you are interested in volunteering please contact Julee Laurent, Volunteer Engagement Manager at United Way.

Please understand that The Red Cross volunteers on the ground and in shelters have many hours of specialized training to prepare them for disaster response. Therefore, untrained volunteer opportunities may be limited until new needs are identified.


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