Red Cross Thanks Michigan Flood Community Partners and Donors


The American Red Cross would like to recognize and thank all of the community partners and in-kind donors in the state of Michigan who responded to the needs of our community during this recent flooding disaster.

Thank you to our sheltering partners who generously made their facilities available to the American Red Cross and those in need of shelter. Many of these facilities stayed opened for several consecutive days during the floods:

  • Alpine Baptist Church, Comstock Park
  • Ionia Armory Community Center
  • First Baptist Church of Lowell
  • Kentwood Activities Center
  • TrueNorth Community Services, Fremont
  • Hudsonville Congregation United Church of Christ
  • Midland Public Schools
  • Saginaw Township Community Schools
  • Lincoln Township Hall
  • Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Grandville
  • The Red Cross also recognizes generous in-kind support from Kojaian Industrial Investors, LLC and Meijer for providing warehouse facilities for disaster supplies.

    Additional in-kind donations were received from:

  • Olivera’s Restaurant, Ionia
  • El Mariachi Mexican Grill, Ionia
  • Walmart
  • Kellogg’s
  • Culver’s, Jenison
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken, Midland
  • Pizza Sams, Midland
  • Pi’s, Midland
  • Applebees, Midland
  • Big Apple Bagels, Midland
  • Hamilton Pastry, Midland
  • Olive Garden, Walker
  • Meijer
  • Vijon, St. Charles
  • Sleep Inn and Suites
  • Michigan St. Laundromat
  • Spectrum Health
  • First United Methodist Church, Ionia
  • Maple Creek, Kentwood
  • Kent County Equalization
  • City of Grandville
  • Jet’s Pizza, Grand Rapids
  • United Rentals, Grand Rapids
  • Vijon , Inc.
  • Budget Rentals, Grand Rapids
  • McDonald’s, Grand Rapids
  • Mason Street Garage, Grand Rapids
  • Gun Lake Casino
  • Avis Rental Cars
  • Jimmy John’s, 5 Grand Rapids locations
  • Cousin’s Tasty Chicken, Grand Rapids
  • Lighthouse Academy, Grand Rapids
  • Feeding America
  • “When disaster strikes, hundreds of people and businesses step up to the plate to help,” said Cheryl Bremer, Regional CEO of the Red Cross of West Michigan. “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of these businesses, organizations, and individuals who made significant efforts to help not only people affected by the floods, but also the Red Cross and its volunteers.”

    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.