SEMA News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 08, 2016
Three Multi-Agency Resource Centers will provide recovery assistance at one-stop shops for those seeking assistance
The State Emergency Management Agency announces Missouri state agencies will participate in three Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) to be held in Jefferson, Franklin and St. Louis counties. In a MARC, disaster assistance agencies, including faith-based, volunteer and nonprofits groups, team up to provide a one-stop shop for residents experiencing multiple needs as a result of a disaster. MARCs will be held in Jefferson, Franklin and St. Louis counties on the following dates:
The following organizations will be among those participating in the MARCs with the information and services indicated:
American Red Cross – caseworkers, nurses and mental health counselors to provide assistance
The Salvation Army – clean up kits and more
Missouri Division of Workforce Development & Job Centers – placement for temporary employment that could include debris cleanup and full-time employment opportunities
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)Medicaid, adult protective services
Missouri DSS Family Support Division
Missouri Department of Insurance – explain homeowner, renter and auto policies, navigate the claims process, provide insurance-related materials, provide contact information for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Missouri Attorney General’s Office – tips for
University of Missouri Extensioneducational information on proper clean up and mold remediation
Local and faith-based organizations that serve each community
Those affected by flooding attending the MARC should bring proof that their residence was in an affected area (such as a driver license showing a current address) or mail sent to their residence.
For information regarding how you can help residents impacted by flooding, or for help finding resources in your area, please contact United Way 2-1-1 resource specialists by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626.
Monitor MO.gov for updates on state assistance to Missouri’s flood affected communities.