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Portage Tornado Donation Center sees massive responsive in first 48 hours [Video]

PORTAGE, Mich. — For the last 48 hours, donations have been pouring into Portage’s donation management center for tornado relief.

“We are the place where anybody who was impacted in the community, whether they’re a neighborhood or mobile home park, is being served directly on site. They can call us, they can come here, and they can get what they need,” Community Resilience Program Manager for Gryphon Place 211 Renwick Ballew said.

Clothes and food are not accepted at the center. Clothing donations should go to Goodwill, and food donations should be forwarded to Loaves and Fishes, Ballew says. The following donations are what the center accepts:

  • Gift cards in $50 increments to Meijer, Target and Walmart so affected families may purchase new items to meet their individual needs.
  • First aid supplies (kits, Band-Aids, over-the-counter meds, PPE, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Baby/infant and new/expecting mother materials (diapers, baby wipes, other baby essentials, formula, lactation supplies, children’s bath materials, etc.)
  • Paper products(toilet paper, paper …

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