State offers flood cleanup assistance

The Michigan Community Service Commission is coordinating volunteers to provide cleanup assistance to those still in need from the Aug. 11 floods.

Volunteer organizations are available to provide assistance to people needing assistance in removing flood-affected belongings, mud, sand, or floodwater; gutting flood-affected walls (drywall or paneling); or disinfecting their house.

There are two options to request volunteer help:

• Call 211 and press 1.

• Fill out the online Flood Cleanup Assistance Form at www.bit.ly/floodcleanupsemi

There is no set timeline or guarantee for assistance, but volunteers are being mobilized to help those in the greatest need as quickly as possible.