here to help people affected by flood
If you or someone you know requires housing, hot water, supplies, or equipment for cleaning up damage from flooding, the Red Cross has supplies, cots, showers, and tools available at the Calumet Coliseum.
The Red Cross requests that you bring a drivers' license or ID, but aside from that, all people affected by the flood are welcome. The Red Cross volunteers that are now stationed here in Calumet have many years of experience and are prepared to stay until they are deployed elsewhere.
So far, a family of four stayed one night, able to return to their home the second night. Several families have stopped by for supplies and were able to obtain them. Many area residents have stopped at the coliseum to ask the Red Cross volunteers what was needed then quickly returned with the requested items.
They do have a large supply of water bottles, clean up buckets that contain a sponge, gloves, mask, heavy duty broom head and folding handle, mop, brush, bleach, squeegee, and garbage bags. Also available are pet food, paper products, and food.
If you have needs that they can't serve, they will you find it. The facility is open and staffed all night long. The shelter is provided by the American Red Cross and is located at the Calumet Colosseum, 110 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913.
Local authorities advise residents in need of immediate emergency assistance to call 911. Residents who need to report flood damage to call 211 as soon as possible. Anyone needing to reach the Red Cross at the Calumet Coliseum should dial (906) 236-5962.