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Local organizations working to help those affected by the failed dams in Midland

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Posted at 6:03 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 06:03:23-04

MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. — The American Red Cross in Mid Michigan is working with Midland County to help those affected by the dam failures.

Fox 47 sat down with Executive Director Kelly King who says Red Cross has 2 shelters within the county supporting residents who have been evacuated from their homes.

King says they have been receiving a lot of support from volunteers but could always use more help.

"Folks can help out in 2 ways a financial donation can be made and that could be made at redcross.org and another way that folks can help out is to - to volunteer," said King.

Not only is the Red Cross helping the Midland community the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter is helping where they can.

On Wednesday Ingham County animal control staff and volunteers drove to Midland to help offer food and supplies for displaced animals.

In a statement the Ingham County Animal shelter said, "All items have been generously donated by the animal lovers of Ingham County. Per food banks to help Ingham County residents are still going forward as planned, but additional supplies are being sent to help those who face even more devastating times."

Humane Society of Midland says it is in great need of water bottles at this time.

Anyone who would like to make donations to the organizations see the links below,

Donations for Red Cross - CLICK HERE

Donations for Midland Humane Society - CLICK HERE

Donations for Ingham County Animal Shelter - Anyone wishing to make donations for this relief effort, and other food bank and public assistance programs can drop them off to the Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter located at 600 Buhl St, in Mason.

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