2012 Leap Day Storms Relief Efforts Continue


Southern Missouri Region

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield MO 65803

417-832-9500 Ext. 1107

Contact:  Nigel Holderby








Red Cross Response Still On Going to Tornado Affected Region


American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 3/2/12


Red Cross of Southern Missouri is in full swing responding to the tornado affected counties within the Region. Food and water is being sent out on Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) to the areas daily, and the Shelter at the Rec Plex in Branson, MO is still open and providing for the needs of 22 individuals.  To date the Red Cross has served over 1000 hot meals and over 2500 snacks and bottled waters.  If you are in the Powersite, MO area in Taney County today watch for the Red Cross ERV which will be providing mobile meals today around 11:00 and then again this evening. A Location for the Multi-Agency Resource Center ( MARC) are being worked out for the Branson area and we will be announcing that information as soon as details are known.


Red Cross Volunteers have visited with and opened cases for assistance with victims in the Cassville area and will be headed back to Buffalo, MO today to continue work with the victims there.  Currently the Red Cross has a count of over 300 affected homes.


If you are in the Buffalo area and have been affected by the tornado, Caseworkers will be in the Mobile Home Community that was hardest hit, just two miles south of Buffalo. If people in the Buffalo area need assistance from the Red Cross we are advising them to contact the Red Cross Office at #866-206-0256 to make an appointment with the Caseworkers today. An appointment is not necessary, if you are in the area and need assistance, please go to the Mobile Home Community after 10:30 this morning 3/2/2012.


All assistance provided by the Red Cross is a gift from the community. Your donations make this type of response possible. People can help those affected by disasters like these Midwest tornadoes and storms, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.


For additional information please contact Nigel Holderby: holderbyn@redcross-ozarks.org


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 www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.



In Service,


K. Nigel Holderby

Chief Communications Officer


American Red Cross

Southern Missouri Region

(417) 832-9500 ext 107 (p) 

(417) 207-6349 (c)




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