Mayor Virg Bernero announced that the City of Lansing will join forces with Dean Transportation CEO Kellie Dean, MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio, the Mid-Michigan Chapter of American Red Cross, Meijer and the Metro Lansing faith community to launch the Lansing Strong for Texas flood relief campaign.
The #LansingStrong4TX campaign has set an initial fundraising goal of $10,000 in cash contributions to the American Red Cross and will accept donations of specific items that are most needed in affected Texas communities, especially the following:
Diapers and Infant Needs
Locations to Donate Goods
Donation of goods will be accepted until 5:00PM on Monday, September 11th, 2017, at the following locations:
Meijer 1350 W. Lansing Lansing Rd., East Lansing
Grace Tabernacle Church 1819 W. Willow, Lansing Pastor Robert Nicholson
Union Missionary Baptist Church 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing Pastor Rev. Dr. Melvin T. Jones
Friendship House of Prayer Baptist Church 4301 S. Waverly Road, Lansing Pastor David Ford
Delivery of Goods to Texas
Motor Coach services provided by Dean Transportation will transport relief supplies to Texas next week and MSU's Coach Dantonio plans to send a contingent of MSU football players to Texas to help with unloading and distribution of the donated goods and other charitable assistance as may be needed.
Corporate Donors interested in supporting the campaign through a cash gift or with a donation of products or services are encouraged to contact Renee Freeman in Mayor Bernero's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-483-4141 to discuss details.