A strike by about 30 unionized Red Cross employees in Muskegon forced the cancellation of at least one blood drive Thursday.
An apartment fire leaves several Detroit residents without a place to stay.
Four Red Cross volunteers and two emergency response vehicles have been sent to Virginia from the Metro Detroit area ahead of Hurricane Irene.
The fire was reported around 7:30 Tuesday night at the Georgetown Apartments, near 23 Mile Road and I-94.
One neighborhood near downtown Lansing is more like a lake, Thursday, after feet of water flooded the streets.
The Southeast Michigan Red Cross responded to a record number of fires this week and it’s stretching them to their limits.
A Red Cross Disaster Relief crew is headed out on a 800-mile drive to Birmingham, Alabama where they’ll join-up with crews from other Red Cross locations nationwide.
So much talent is born in the Detroit area, and this is an all-new way to showcase it.
Southeast Michigan Disaster Relief Spokeswoman Allison Koenigbauer says their focus right now is on helping the elderly and getting fuel supplies to people in need.
Metro Detroit is closely watching the aftermath of the overnight earthquake that rocked Japan. And, with a disaster of this size, many are asking “what can I do to help?”