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Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Open Multi-Agency Center for Tornado Recovery

Multi-Agency Center for Tornado Recovery
Representatives from disaster relief organizations will be available at the MARC to assist with personal recovery plans, navigating paperwork, and locating assistance for specific disaster-caused needs, such as debris removal and insurance fraud informat

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016-SULPHER, OKLAHOMA — Members of the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) are partnering to open a “one-stop shop” for Oklahomans recovering from the recent tornadoes.

The multi-agency resource center will be open Friday, May 13 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crosstown Sports Recreation Center Gymnasium, 2108 W. Broadway Ave., Sulphur, OK.

Representatives from disaster relief organizations will be available at the MARC to assist with personal recovery plans, navigating paperwork, and locating assistance for specific disaster-caused needs, such as debris removal and insurance fraud information. Hot meals, clean-up supplies, baby supplies and tetanus shots also will be available. Individuals seeking services are asked to bring photo identification.

Participating agencies include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
  • Christian Aid Ministries
  • Churches of Christ Disaster Relief
  • Infant Crisis Services
  • Feed the Children
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc.
  • Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department
  • Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps
  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Oklahoma
  • The Salvation Army
  • United Methodist Disaster Response Oklahoma.
  • Mike Henning of Geronimo, Oklahoma shows American Red Cross Responder Kim O’Brien what’s left of his home after 80-90 mile per hour winds with baseball size hail moved through the area early morning May 12th. Photo American Red Cross/Wes Carter.