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Red Cross to Host Planning Meeting With Partner Agencies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 9, 2014 — On July 11, the American Red Cross of West Michigan will host a meeting with partner agencies to discuss how the organizations can work together in helping the community recover from this week’s tornado. The meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the American Red Cross of West Michigan at 1050 Fuller Ave. NE.


The Red Cross has invited organizations to spend time at the meeting collaborating and developing strategies to provide assistance to the families and individuals affected by the tornado. Agencies at the meeting will discuss both the short and long term recovery needs of the community.


“Collaboration between organizations is critical as we help our community recover, and this meeting will give us an opportunity to do that,” said Chip Kragt, Director of Disaster Services for the American Red Cross of West Michigan. “Our community is strongest when we can work together and utilize all of our resources.”  


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 not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.