SEMA News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2017
Through Saturday, the first 9 ‘one-stop shops’ have assisted more than 750 Missouri families affected by historic flooding
This week, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is helping coordinate the operation of six additional Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) to assist flooding survivors. MARCs are one-stop shops that provide trained experts in areas like housing, insurance, food stamp replacement, mental health counseling and other key areas of need for flood survivors.
Through Saturday, May 13, the first nine MARC locations assisted more than 750 Missouri families affected by the historic flooding.
On Monday, May 15, MARCs will open in Franklin and Oregon counties; on Tuesday, May, 16, MARCs will open in Jefferson and Ozark counties; on Wednesday, May 17, a MARC will open in Ripley County; and on Thursday, May 18, a MARC will open in a new location in Jefferson County. Each MARC will operate for one day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, with the exception of the House Springs MARC on Tuesday, May 16. It will be open from noon to 7 p.m. because of school activities.
SEMA partner agencies 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, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Catholic Charities, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, The Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.
Here are the MARC locations and operating dates for this week. Flood survivors should bring proof of address. Free child care is available. Residents impacted by flooding can attend any MARC that suits their schedule.
Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at each location.
Monday, May 15
Alton (new location, changed from Thomasville)
Alton High School, 2180 School Rd., Alton, MO 65606
Monday, May 15
Pacific Eagles, 707 West Congress, Pacific, MO 63069
Tuesday, May 16
Gainesville High School Gym, 422 Bull Dog Dr., Gainesville, MO 65655
Tuesday, May 16
Northwest Valley Middle School, 4300 Gravois Rd., House Springs, MO 63051
Wednesday, May 17
Caring Community Partnership, 209 Highway St., Doniphan, MO 63935
Thursday, May 18
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 housing, 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 with 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 www.mo.gov/flood. The site is regularly updated with new information.
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