Red Cross shelter at Mount Pleasant High School closes Monday


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An American Red Cross vehicle at Mount Pleasant High School, on Tuesday, June 27. 

The eight people housed at the American Red Cross shelter at Mount Pleasant High School after being displace from their homes due to flooding have all found different places to live. 

The shelter, which has aided people affected by flooding caused by the June 23 thunderstorm, will be closing Monday at 4 p.m.

After opening on Friday night, the shelter received 12 people who were displaced from their homes due to flooding. Eight of those people remained at the shelter over the weekend. 

The shelter's closing comes as all residents have found other places to live. The Red Cross has been working with the Department of Human Services of Union Charter Township to help residents find places to stay, and other resources, said shelter manager Rustie Langendorfer. 

"We're sending them references to help them get clothing and furniture for the places that they're going to move to, because some of these people have lost everything," Langendorfer said. 

Financial donations to those affected by the flooding can be made by texting ISABELLA to 41444. Donations of clothing and other items can be delivered to Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 201 East Pickard Road.  

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