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Red Cross Plans Distribution Routes for Ottawa County


The American Red Cross of West Michigan has plans for mobile distribution in Ottawa County, which will begin on Thursday April 25. The schedule is planned as follows:

Thursday

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tallmadge Township; O-1451 Leonard St.; Grand Rapids

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Crockery Township Hall; 17431 112th Ave.; Nunica

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Robinson Township Hall; 12010 120th Ave.; Grand Haven

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Georgetown Fire Station; 1415 44th St.; Jenison

Friday

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Polkton Township Hall; 6900 Arthur St. W; Coopersville

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Grand Haven Fire Station/Township Hall; 13250 168th Ave.; Grand Haven

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - American Red Cross of Ottawa County; 270 James St.; Holland

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles will be distributing snacks, water, and clean-up kits to flood victims. Kits include mops, scrub brushes, shovels, and cleaning chemicals along with other items that will help people once they are able to return to their homes. Disaster Mental Health Volunteers will also be providing emotional assistance to flood victims.

As we ramp up mobile distribution efforts, we will be consolidating our shelters. Previous locations in Hudsonville, Kentwood, and Fremont will close at 8 p.m. today, April 24. The following locations will remain open 24/7 providing shelter, clean-up kits, water, and snacks:

  • 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
  • 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 redcross.org/donate, 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 redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.