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American Red Cross Shelter Closing in Newaygo, Water and Clean-up Kits Being Distributed

NEWAYGO, Mich., April 16 —The American Red Cross of West Michigan is closing the Red Cross shelter in Newaygo and working to help the affected communities recover from the recent flooding.

Emergency Response Vehicles will be traveling throughout Newaygo County to distribute bottled water, clean-up kits, and recovery information to those who have been affected by flooding. Clean-up 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. Bottled water and clean-up kits will be available at the Red Cross shelter and the Newaygo Fire Department located at 177 Cooperative Center Dr. Water at the fire department will be provided courtesy of the Salvation Army.

As the focus shifts to recovery efforts, the Red Cross shelter at Resonate Church at 302 E. 68th St for residents displaced by the floods will be closed at 5:00 p.m. today.

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.