“It was like nothing I had seen … It really didn’t look like a neighborhood at all,” said one local Red Cross volunteer.
Learn more about some of the agencies that are providing aid to victims of the tornado that hit Oklahoma.
It was just a year ago that Dexter experienced a tornado and emergency officials had to get the word out and deal with the extensive damage.
Think you can’t help because you don’t have money to spare? That’s OK — you can give your time. And in some cases, that’s an even more valuable gift.
Ann Arbor Big Boy owner Abdoul Karkoukli will donate 10 percent of the sales to help the Hurricane Sandy victims.
As odd as it seems, President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey are in the midst of a marvelous “bromance”.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
The Southeastern Michigan Red Cross has sent help to the East coast and more could be on the way as downgraded Sandy makes its way inland.
Local volunteers will work in shelter operations, facilities and health services.
More than 200 American Red Cross workers in Michigan who went on strike in March in a dispute related to contract negotiations are expected back at work.