Thursday, April 18, 2013

Red Cross Prepared to Assist Flood Victims

The rain subsided quite a bit Thursday afternoon but it is hard to predict how much more rain will fall over the next several days.  As much as 5 more inches could fall which could result in more roads being washed out or living quarters being flooded.

Volunteers of the Red Cross are prepared to serve victims of the flood throughout the greater Grand Rapids Area and one of the places where shelter is offered is Alpine Baptist Church on the corner of Alpine Ave and 7 Mile Road in Alpine Township.  The Comstock Park area is always one of the hardest hit when floods occur, particular homes near the Grand River. 

Representatives of the Michigan Red Cross were prepared and ready to serve any residents displaced by the flooding, but were encouraged that as of 6:00 P.M. nobody had to take advantage of their services.  Meals are made available by the Salvation Army.

The bridge to Alpine Township Hall at Alpine and 6 Mile Road

Alpine Township Center , Alpine and 6 Mile Rd NW

Alpine Township Center , Alpine and 6 Mile Rd NW

Red Cross volunteers from left to right, Charlotte King, Willie A. Taylor, Sandy Hoogeboom, Ron Schincariol, and Shirley De Young

Prepared to serve

Great cooperation between Alpine Baptist Church, Red Cross and the Salvatuion Army benefits the greater community

Red Cross volunteer Marvin Ebbens is ready to serve


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