Michigan State Police Teams with Local Businesses to Host the MI Help for Hurricane Relief; Fundraiser will be held Oct. 8 in Lansing to help hurricane relief efforts

Contact: Dale R. George, MSP/EMHSD Public Information Officer 517-284-3962

October 5, 2017

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is partnering with Battleball Lansing, Hope Sports Complex and 101.7 Mike FM to host MI Help for Hurricane Relief at the Hope Sports Complex in Lansing on Sunday, Oct. 8.
 
All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross, which is using donor dollars to provide shelter, food and emergency support to individuals and families affected by the devastating hurricanes.
 
“Since this recent string of destructive hurricanes began with Hurricane Harvey striking Texas, Michiganders have been asking how they can help,” said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. “MI Help for Hurricane Relief is a great opportunity for our residents to contribute to the relief efforts.”
 
The event will run from noon until 5 p.m. and admission is $10 per vehicle. Event activities include:
 
  • Free cider and doughnuts from Uncle John’s Cider Mill
  • Battleball
  • Trick-or-treating
  • Kids’ costume contest
  • Pet costume contest
  • Concert by Global Village
  • Bounce houses
  • Emergency response vehicles and organization displays
To learn more about the event visit www.michigan.gov/miready