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American Red Cross Thanks Partners for Assistance During Newaygo Flooding

NEWAYGO, Mich., May 7, 2014 The American Red Cross would like to recognize and thank all of the community partners who responded to the needs of Newaygo residents during this recent flooding disaster.


Sheltering partners and distribution sites who generously made their facilities available to the American Red Cross and those in need of a safe place to go include:

·         Resonate Church, Newaygo

·         Fellowship Reformed Church, Muskegon

·         Fremont Community Recreational Center, Fremont

·         Newaygo Fire Department, Newaygo


The Red Cross would also like to thank St. Bartholomew’s Church in Newaygo for hosting the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for several days as well as the multiple organizations and agencies who participated in the center including: A Waste, Inc., Fremont Lion’s Club, Lion’s Club of Michigan District 11E1, Love Inc., Newaygo County Community Development, Newaygo County Department of Human Services, Newaygo County Mental Health, Newaygo Lion’s Club, Salvation Army, Samaritan Purse, Service Master by Great Lakes, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Team Rubicon, True North Community Services, White Cloud Lion’s Club, and World Renew.


The Red Cross would also like to thank the Newaygo County CERT and Emergency Management teams for their collaboration during the disaster as well as the River Stop Café in Newaygo for providing lunches for clean-up volunteers.


“When disaster strikes, communities come together and work as a collaborative team to help those in need,” said Sam Tidwell, Regional CEO of the Red Cross of West Michigan. “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of organizations for their significant efforts to help not only people affected by the floods, but also the Red Cross and its volunteers.”


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.