July 11, 2015

Disaster assistance agencies teaming up Sunday for Jefferson County residents affected by flooding and storms

Multi-Agency Resource Center in Festus will provide resources at one-stop shop for those seeking assistance


The State Emergency Management Agency announces disaster assistance agencies are teaming up on Sunday, July 12, to provide a one-stop shop for Jefferson County residents in need of assistance following the recent flooding and severe storms. The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC), which will include state and private non-profit agencies that may be able to provide assistance, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at Telegraph Intermediate School, located at 1265 Dooling Hollow Road, in Festus, MO 63028.


The MARC will include case workers trained to identify possible assistance resources, including housing assistance, temporary public assistance, mental health counseling and assistance with insurance questions.

SEMA and the American Red Cross are coordinating the Multi-Agency Resource Center, which will include the following agencies: American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Department of Insurance and the Jefferson County Department Health Department. Additional agencies and resources will also be available.

A Department of Insurance representative will be able to provide consumers with assistance understanding their insurance policies and the process of filing a claim.

The Jefferson County Health Department will provide free tetanus shots.

Child care for families utilizing the MARC will be provided on-site at no cost by the Missouri Baptists Disaster Relief. Food will be provided by Operation BBQ Relief, a volunteer response organization established following the 2011 Joplin tornado.

Residents seeking assistance should bring photo identification and proof of address, if available.


For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail