Paul Land(right) from Land & Company, passing on the key to the donated York Creek unit to the representative of the American Red Cross while representatives from CORT and Arrow Restorations look on.
February 17, 2010, 6:56PM, By Aaron Ogg | The Grand Rapids Press
ALPINE TOWNSHIP -- Land & Co., the Wyoming-based owner of 20 West Michigan rental communities, has donated two apartments to the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids to house disaster victims.
The dwellings at York Creek Apartments, 650 York Creek Drive NW and Woodfield Apartments, 6111 Woodfield Drive SE, will be available to those displaced by house fires or other emergencies for at least six months, Land & Co. spokesman Craig Clark said.
CORT, a Fairfax, Va.-based furniture rental firm, and Arrow Restoration, 311 28th St. SE, donated furnishings and cleaning services.
The apartments, which typically each rent for $600 a month, are expected to save the Red Cross $5,000 that would have been paid for motel rentals.
Clark said the donation was planned several months ago, and is unrelated to a special York Creek police and fire tax proposal discussed by Alpine Township officials earlier this week
Members of Land & Co management team