Flooding cleanup volunteers needed in Newaygo County

FREMONT, Mich. (WZZM) -- Newaygo County Emergency Services is seeking volunteers to help clean up following recent flooding along the Muskegon River.

Emergency director Abigail Watkins says more than 400 homes were damaged earlier this month, creating an estimated $4 million in damage to private property.

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Volunteers are needed to assist Team Rubicon, an agency made up of military veterans and first responders. The county is seeking able bodies to help with debris removal, muck-outs, and general cleanup.

People who wish to volunteer can sign up from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Volunteer Reception Center located at the Fremont Community Recreation Center, 201 East Maple Street.

Newaygo County and the Red Cross have set up a multi-agency resource center at St. Bartholomew's Church, located at 599 W. Brooks St. in Newaygo. Agencies will be available to help residents with the following:

  • Cleanup Kits
  • Muck out and debris removal
  • Tree removal
  • Dumpsters
  • Food, water, clothing, and household needs
  • Water testing bottles and septic tank pumping information
  • Housing assistance
  • Restoration, rebuilding and repairs
  • Low cost loans

The multi-agency resource center will be open 1 pm to 5 pm on Friday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Any homeowner needing assistance from storm damage or flooding is encouraged to utilize the MARC for their recovery needs.


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