FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 08, 2017


‘One-stop shops’ to assist Missouri flood survivors opening across impacted area

Total of 15 Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) now scheduled

Because many Missouri families have been impacted by devastating flooding, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is working with state,  local, faith-based and volunteer agencies to provide one-stop shops for recovery assistance at Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) across the impacted areas of the state.

A total of 15 MARC locations have been selected across the state. In three locations the MARCs will be open for two days. MARCs provide trained workers who can identify resources for assistance with housing, public assistance, mental health counseling, or to help understand insurance policies and the claim filing process.

SEMA partners in the MARCs include the American Red Cross, Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Department of Insurance, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Catholic Charities, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, The Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.

Below is the full listing of MARC dates and locations. Centers are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Flood survivors should bring proof of address. Free child care is available. Residents impacted by flooding can attend any MARCs that suit their schedule.

Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs)

Date

City

County

Location

Monday, May 8

Neosho

Newton

Lampo Center, 500 E. Spring St., Neosho, MO 64850

Monday, May 8

Anderson

McDonald

1st Baptist Church, 1 Friendship Lane, Anderson, MO 64831

Tuesday, May 9

St. Robert

Pulaski

Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Dr., St. Robert, MO 65584

Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10

West Plains

Howell

West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St., West Plains, Mo. 65775

Wednesday, May 10

Ellington

Reynolds

Ellington City Hall, 100 Tubbs Avenue, Ellington, MO 63638

Thursday, May 11

Poplar Bluff

Butler

Memorial Baptist Church, 2215 South Broadway, Bldg. C, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Thursday, May 11

Eminence

Shannon

Eminence High School Old Gym, 505 S. 6th St., Eminence, MO 65466

Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13

Valley Park

St. Louis

Manchester United Methodist, 129 Woods Mill Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011

Friday,  May 12 and Saturday, May 13

Van Buren

Carter

Van Buren Youth & Community Center, CR 1204 State Highway D, Van Buren, MO 63965

Monday, May 15

Thomasville

Oregon

Location to be determined

Monday, May 15

Pacific

Franklin

Pacific Eagles, 707 West Congress, Pacific, MO 63069

Tuesday, May 16

Gainesville

Ozark

Location to be determined

Tuesday, May 16

House Springs

Jefferson

Northwest Valley Middle School, 4300 Gravois Rd., House Springs, MO 63051

Wednesday, May 17

Doniphan

Ripley

Caring Community Partnership, 209 Highway St., Doniphan, MO 63935

Thursday, May 18

Arnold

Jefferson

Arnold First Baptist Church, 2012 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010

Flood survivors are also encouraged to utilize United Way 211 to connect with vital resources they may need, such as shelters, clothing, and assistance with cleaning and sanitizing homes impacted by flooding. The service is available throughout Missouri by simply dialing 2-1-1.

211 is also available at http://211helps.org and is designed to connect those in need to a wide-range of resources 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be a lifeline for those coping with the devastation of the flood to find valuable resource with one just call. 211 is free and confidential.

For information about Missouri flooding recovery and resources check Mo.gov/flood. The site is regularly updated with new information.

You can also follow the Missouri Department of Public Safety on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

@MoPublicSafety

facebook.com/MoPublicSafety

 



-END-

For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail [email protected]