Big Rapids Charitable Organization Needs Help After Heavy Rain Damages Donations

For one organization that helps people in need, the damage from Tuesday night's storm is devastating. Standing water ruined many of their donations, and they don't have the man power to clean it up. W.I.S.E is a group in Big Rapids that helps victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Their store, The Wise Shopper, collects donations for families in need. Most of those goods are kept in their basement storage area, but it was flooded with nearly two inches of rain. Now, they're looking for help cleaning up as well as donations to make up for what was lost. They can be reached at 231-796-5840. Jennifer Profitt and Photojournalist Justin DePrekel have the story.