Multi-agency help


April 29, 2011                       NEWS RELEASE


Multi-Agency Resource Center to open to help families

Red Cross Service Update


Cape Girardeau –


The American Red Cross and community partner agencies are working together to help people affected by the recent flooding in Missouri.  To support families, there will be a Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) to meet with families and provide information and assistance.


Location, dates and hours of operation are as follows:


First Baptist Church

Fellowship Hall

551 N Westwood

Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Monday May 2 & Tuesday, May 3, 2011

10am – 7pm


What is a Multi-Agency Resource Center?  It is a central location for local and state agencies as well as human service organizations to answer your questions, provide information and disaster related assistance such as clean up kits, bleach, other bulk supplies, and information about how to apply for financial assistance.


Red Cross Damage Assessment teams are mobilizing and are preparing to begin their assessments in affected areas.


Red Cross Disaster workers are working around the clock in the affected areas, providing people with shelter, meals, counseling and supplies to help with clean-up efforts.  The Red Cross is committed and will still be there in the weeks to come, helping people as they try to get back on their feet. 



You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri floods by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013.  Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting




Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649




Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

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