Organizations Join Forces To Provide Flood Victims With Help

Posted at 8:47 PM, Apr 24, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A number of area organizations got together Wednesday afternoon to discuss resources for flood victims.

The American Red Cross of West Michigan hosted the meeting, which also included Mel Trotter Ministries, the Salvation Army, Heart of West Michigan United Way 211, Pilots for Christ, Degage Ministries, In the Image, Access of West Michigan, World Renew, the Southern Baptist Convention, Mennonite Disaster Services, the Holland Rescue Mission and the Montcalm and Ionia Department of Human Services.

Representatives from each organization shared services they provide in an effort to put together a comprehensive resource guide. These resources will allow partners to collaborate during the current flooding and refer flood victims to agencies that can help with their specific needs.

The meeting created a collaborative, multi-agency effort that is specific to the current flooding and allows agencies to customize their services to the community’s needs.

We are partners,” said Cheryl Bremer, regional chief executive officer of the Red Cross of West Michigan. “We will work together to be there for the community in their darkest hours.”

Agencies, churches, and other organizations that have beneficial services to offer flood victims should contact the Red Cross’ Jerry Robinson at