Annual Meeting & Public Viewing – Emergency Resources


                                                                                                            NEWS RELEASE


October 14, 2010





Springfield, MOThe Missouri Region D Homeland Security Oversight Committee will be holding their annual meeting and public viewing of their new regional mass care and emergency response resources.  Emergency resources from the 18 counties of SW Missouri will be on display for everyone to see, touch and learn about.

          The regions largest new resource is the American Red Cross’s Emergency Mobile Shower/Laundry Trailer.  It has six showers with an ADA compliant shower room and lift for those that require it.  It also has two sets of washers and dryers and this unit is totally self-contained. 

          Some of the people attending will include:  The Missouri office of Homeland Security Coordinator, representatives for State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Missouri Region D Mass Care Coordinator, the American Red Cross, area Emergency Management Directors, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Faith-based organizations and many other partners that it takes to care for the people of our communities in times of disaster. 


                   DATE:                 Wednesday, October 20, 2010

                   TIME:                 12 Noon till 2:30 p.m.

                   LOCATION:       Fairgrounds E-Plex, (East end)

                                                Springfield, MO


For more information on this event, contact Greg Gaines, Regional Mass Care Coordinator for the American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Chapter at 866-206-0256, ext. 126, or  




About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at


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Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107   







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