FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2017


One-stop shops to assist flood survivors will operate in Kansas City area Monday and Tuesday

A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will open in Harrisonville on Monday, Aug. 28 and in Grandview on Aug. 29

JEFFERSON CITY – Because many families have been impacted by flash flooding in the Kansas City area, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is working with state and local agencies, and faith-based and volunteer organizations to provide one-stop shops for recovery assistance. Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) will operate in Harrisonville on Monday, Aug. 28, and in Grandview on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Each location will be operate for one day, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MARCs provide trained experts 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.

Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs)
Monday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Harrisonville United Methodist Church
2600 E. Mechanic Road                                       
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Southview Christian Church                             
13608 Norby Road                                             
Grandview, MO 64030                                  

SEMA partners in the MARCs will include a variety of agencies, such as 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, The Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.

Flood survivors are also encouraged to utilize United Way 211 to connect with important resources to assist with their recovery, such as temporary housing, clothing, and assistance with cleaning and sanitizing homes impacted by flooding. The service is available throughout Missouri by simply dialing 2-1-1 or by going to http://211helps.org 24-hours a day, seven days a week. United Way 211 is free and confidential.



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