Trade group provides matching funds for Gaylord tornado relief


GAYLORD – The Michigan Modular Home Industry Trade Group has decided to make a donation to support tornado relief efforts in Gaylord.

Following the devastation caused by the May 20 tornado, members of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) made a financial donation to the community.

Beginning July 5, every dollar donated to the Otsego Community Foundation’s Tornado Response Fund will be matched, up to $20,000, by the MMHA. To donate, go to the Tornado Response Fund webpage at

“Members of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association knew we had to do something to support this community,” said John Lindley, president and CEO of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association in a statement. “I’m proud of how our industry family has come together, not only financially, but also through industry knowledge and guidance, to help those in need.”

Contributions came from across the state from different sectors of the manufactured and modular home industry. The association extends special thanks to those who were able to donate, including AJR Development, Inc; Atwell, LLC; Cadgewith Farms; Cambio Communities; Community Cedarfield 55+; Derby Sales, LLC; the seaside resort of Klines; Michigan Mobile Home Supply, Inc.; Michigan Manufactured Housing, RV, and Campground Association; Orchard Hills Village MHP, LLC; Communities of the Sun; PC Swistak Levine; and yes! Communities.

In addition to the financial donation, MMHA worked with local leaders and elected officials to remove some barriers in Otsego County regarding community redevelopment, including a measure related to age restrictions on manufactured homes.

“We hope the continued support will help the community move forward for its residents,” Lindley added.


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