American Red Cross Shelters Open to Assist During Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 004 – May 20, 2020
For more information contact: 
Brian Hummel - 906-251-0724 

American Red Cross Shelters Open to Assist During Flooding

LANSING, MICH. The American Red Cross is responding to historic flooding in Midland and surrounding areas. Shelters are open to safely house residents that have evacuated their homes acting on orders from local emergency management and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Area residents who are evacuated from their homes are welcomed at the following locations:

Coleman High School
4951 N. Lewis Road
Coleman, MI 48618

North Midland Family Center
2601 E. Shearer Road
Midland, MI 48642

Midland High School
1301 Eastlawn Drive
Midland, MI 48642

West Midland Family Center
4011 W. Isabella Road
Shepherd, MI 48883

Bullock Creek High School
1420 S. Badour Road
Midland, MI 48640

Freeland High School
8250 Webster Road
Freeland, MI 48623

Swan Valley High School
8380 Ohern Road
Saginaw, MI 48609

Hemlock High School
733 N. Hemlock Road
Hemlock, MI 48626

Other communities being served include Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Saginaw counties, where Red Cross teams are in the field surveying damaged homes and working with local emergency management to assess the impact of the flooding and additional needs in the affected communities.

“Our hearts are with the residents in the Midland area. Every person who needs a Red Cross service this week and, in the months to follow, will receive the help they need,” said Mary Lynn Foster, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross Michigan Region. “We want everyone to know that the Red Cross has implemented additional safety and social distancing requirements to help keep people protected.” Red Cross continues to work with local public health officials as COVID-19 restrictions are maintained.

Members of the public seeking service or volunteer opportunities are encouraged contact 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or http://www.redcross.org.

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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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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