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

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MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WILX) -- The American Red Cross in Mid Michigan is working with Midland County to help those affected by the dam failures.

Families in Midland who have lost everything to the flooding disaster are now looking for help and local organizations in our community are answering their call. (Source: Humane Society of Midland County)

News 10 sat down with Executive Director Kelly King who says the Red Cross has two 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 two 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 volunteer," said King.

The Red Cross isn't the only organization helping the Midland community. The Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter is helping where they can too.

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."

The 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 can click on 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 and Shelter located at 600 Buhl Street, in Mason.

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