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Red Cross Focusing on Mobile Distribution, West Michigan

The American Red Cross of West Michigan is consolidating efforts and beginning to focus more on mobile distribution.

Emergency Response Vehicles will be traveling throughout ---- counties to distribute clean-up kits to flood victims. The Red Cross will begin distribution in Ottawa County beginning on Thursday. As of 5 p.m. today, the Red Cross has distributed more than – of these clean-up kits, which include mops, scrub brushes, shovels, and cleaning chemicals.

As we ramp up mobile distribution efforts, we will be consolidating our shelters. The following locations will remain open 24/7:

  • Alpine Baptist Church - 692 7 Mile Rd. NW; Comstock Park
  • First Baptist Church - 2275 W. Main St.; Lowell
  • Ionia Armory Community Center - 439 W. Main St.; Ionia
  • Those needing assistance can also call 2-1-1.

    You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. To make a financial contribution, visit, text REDCROSS to 90999, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at