Red Cross opens 6 shelters for flooding victims

6:04 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids needs volunteers

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Red Cross of West Michigan is opening shelters throughout the region for those who have been affected by flooding. The Red Cross has opened six shelters at the following locations:

Kentwood Activities Center, Open
355 48th St. SE; Grand Rapids

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

Lowell First Baptist Church
275 W. Main St. (open by 7 p.m.)

Hudsonville Congregation United Church of Christ, Open
4950 32nd Ave.; Hudsonville

Ionia Army Community Center, Open
439 W. Main St.; Ionia

TrueNorth Community Services, Open
6308 S. Warner Ave.; Fremont

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.

If residents need assistance with evacuation, they are encouraged to call 911.

For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit: or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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