The Red Cross of West Michigan is working to open shelters throughout the region for those who have been affected by flooding. The Red Cross has shelters at the following locations:
Kentwood Activities Center, Open
355 48th St. SE; Grand Rapids
Alpine Baptist Church, Opening at 2 p.m.
692 7 Mile Rd. NW; Comstock Park
Ionia Army Community Center, Open
439 W. Main St.; Ionia
TrueNorth Community Services, Open
6308 S. Warner Ave.; Fremont
Hudsonville Congregation United Church of Christ
4950 32nd Ave.; Hudsonville
These shelters will help residents who have been forced out of their homes because of flooding by offering a safe and warm place to stay. The Red Cross is in communication with emergency management to see where any additional shelters may be necessary. Those seeking shelter are encouraged to bring the following items if possible: appropriate bedding and blankets and pillows, prescription medications, personal hygiene items, a change of clothes, and any necessary items for infants or the elderly.
If residents need assistance with evacuation, they are encouraged to call 9-1-1.
For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit: redcross.org 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 redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.