Red Cross of Michigan provides update on flooding efforts

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It’s been a little over a month since major flooding impacted many communities in Michigan. 

The American Red Cross of Michigan is offering a look at what it’s volunteers have done to help since late February.

The organization says volunteers are currently helping people clean up up their homes and will continue to help individuals and families who are coping with the disaster.

By the numbers in Michigan:
 

  • 287 workers including 254 volunteers 
  • 9 shelters provided by more than 650 overnight stays 
  • 10 emergency operation centers supported 
  • 4 multi-agency resource centers supported 
  • 15,222 meals and snacks served 
  • 1,009 cleanup kits distributed 
  • 191 comfort kits distributed
  • 3,858 emergency supplies distributed 
  • 7 emergency response vehicles provided mobile feeding and distribution supplies 
  • 116 cases opened serving 345 people 
  • 442 health service contracts 
  • 246 mental health contracts 
  • provided emergency assistance and support in 21 counties 

The Red Cross says it’s partnering with state and local officials and long-term recovery committees in the impacted counties and will continue to ensure the unmet needs are identified.

If you’d like to donate to help families impacted by disasters. Head the the Red Cross of Mid-Michigan’s website.

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