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May 17, 2017


One-stop shop for disaster assistance for Missouri flood survivors opens in Arnold Thursday

Flood survivors should remember to call United Way 211, which connects those in need with assistance, after Multi-Agency Resource Centers close

JEFFERSON CITY – Because many Missouri families have been impacted by devastating flooding, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency has worked with state,  local, faith-based and volunteer agencies to provide one-stop shops for recovery assistance at Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs), including one opening Thursday, May 18 in Arnold.

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. Flood survivors should bring proof of address. Free child care is available.

Arnold MARC
May 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Arnold First Baptist Church
2012 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO 63010

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, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Catholic Charities, the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, The Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.

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.

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For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail mike.o'connell@dps.mo.gov