Volunteers Needed to Provide Tornado Relief in Western Michigan

Bobbi Snethen

Bobbi hails from Madison, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied journalism and strategic communication. Following a stint as a freelance reporter, she served as a public relations professional in the nonprofit sector working to enhance community service through storytelling and online engagement.

On July 6, a severe storm and EF-1 tornado caused extensive damage to homes and property in the cities of Wyoming and Kentwood, Michigan. Region 5 is launching Operation: Honor Walk and tossing up the bat signal to provide relief.

Volunteer members within 300 miles of Wyoming, are registered in Roll Call, and have completed the required ICS courses are encouraged to register their availability for this operation here.

As always, do not self-deploy, but check out these parameters:

  • We ask volunteers within 100 miles commit to at least one work day. They can sleep at home if desired, but mileage will only be reimbursed for one round trip.
  • Volunteers commit to a minimum of two full work days or more if travel from home is 101-200 miles.
  • Volunteers commit to a minimum of three full work days or more if travel from home is 201 – 300 miles.

Let’s get some good work done.