FOX 17’s Flood Resource Guide

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FOX 17 is compiling an on-going list of resources available for victims of the flood and for residents trying to get around town or volunteer services.  See the links below:

CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT MESSAGES AND ASSISTANCE:

ALLEGAN COUNTY – http://www.allegancounty.org/docs/FloodedRoadwaysMap.pdf

CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS – http://grcity.us/pages/flood-information.aspx

CITY OF GRANDVILLE – http://www.cityofgrandville.com/referencedesk/generalinformation.htm

CITY OF LOWELL – http://ci.lowell.mi.us/default.aspx?tabid=96&mid=721&newsid721=1002

CITY OF WYOMING – http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/about/press%20releases.asp

KENT COUNTY – http://www.accesskent.com/News/

OTTAWA COUNTY – http://www.co.ottawa.mi.us/MediaRoom/flooding.htm

OTTAWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT – http://miottawa.org/Health/OCHD/

VOLUNTEER, DONATE, FIND SHELTER:

ASK FOR HELP, PAY IT FORWARD: http://fox17online.com/2013/04/20/live-forum-pay-it-forward-to-west-mi-flooding-victims/#axzz2R1oIILl2

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS –

Mark your donation as for the disaster relief fund, so it will go toward helping disasters such as the current flooding in West Michigan. You can give a $10 donation by texting “Red Cross” to 90999.

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter Twitter.com/redcrossggr

http://www.Facebook.com/amredcrossGGR

https://twitter.com/@RedCrossGGR

The Red Cross of West Michigan is opening shelters throughout the region for those affected by the flooding at the following locations:

KENT COUNTY
Kentwood Activities Center
355 48th St. SE; Grand Rapids

Alpine Baptist Church
692 7 Mile Rd. NW; Comstock Park

First Baptist Church
2275 W. Main St.; Lowell

IONIA COUNTY
Ionia Armory Community Center
439 W. Main St.; Ionia

NEWAYGO COUNTY
TrueNorth Community Services
6308 S. Warner Ave.; Fremont

OTTAWA COUNTY
Hudsonville Congregation United Church of Christ
4950 32nd Ave.; Hudsonville

These shelters will help residents who have been forced out of their homes because of flooding by offering a safe and warm place to stay. The Red Cross is in communication with emergency management to see where any additional shelters may be necessary. Those seeking shelter are encouraged to bring the following items if possible: appropriate bedding and blankets and pillows, prescription medications, personal hygiene items, a change of clothes, and any necessary items for infants or the elderly.

• Appropriate bedding, blankets and pillow
• Prescription medicines
• Personal hygiene items
• Items that infant, children and the elderly may need.
• A change of clothing • Appropriate bedding, blankets and pillow
• Prescription medicines
• Personal hygiene items
• Items that infant, children and the elderly may need.
• A change of clothing

If residents need assistance with evacuation, they are encouraged to call 9-1-1.

Financial contributions for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief allow us to help disaster victims anywhere, anytime. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. For more information on how to give, visit redcross.org/donate or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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