Flint’s Mark Farner Starts Midland Flood Relief Fund [Video]
Grand Funk Railroad co-founder Mark Farner is all about Michigan and now he's showing his love for his home state by offering up help to the flood victims in Midland County.
Farmer, who was born in Flint, has established the Mid-Michigan Flood Relief through GoFundMe along with his wife Leisa. Their goal is to raise $25,000 for the American Red Cross. Mark and his wife started off the fund with $2000 of their own money.
I have had the chance, on more than one occasion, to interview the rock legend. Farner was the headlining act for the newly renovated The Capitol Theatre in Flint back in April of 2019. Farner was joined by The Guess Who for the inaugural show. He talked then of always considering mid-Michigan his home and caring about the people that live there. During that concert appearance Farner even signed a guitar that was auctioned off for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. He said it was all about giving back.
On the GoFundMe page Farner calls on his fans and friends to help out their neighbors during this tough time saying, "Our friends in Midland, Michigan, are suffering from historical flooding. So many people have been evacuated , lost their homes and more. Let's come together and support them however you can during this difficult time."
Mark & Leisa Farner currently live in Petoskey and Farner has been touring with his own Mark Farner's American Band since leaving Grand Funk in 1998.
To make your donation to help the flood victims in Midland County click here. All the money (100%) donated to our GO FUND ME PAGE will go to the RED CROSS of Michigan.