Red Cross Part of Multi-Agency Relief Center in Pulaski County

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The American Red Cross is part of the MARC, or Multi-Agency Relief Center, this week at the Westside Baptist Church in Waynesville. This is in response to last week's severe flooding in South-Central Missouri.

The MARC will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday (8/13) through Friday (8/16). Everyone affected by the recent flooding is encouraged to come. Residents need to bring a proof of address.

Agencies scheduled to have a presence at the MARC include: the American Red Cross; Good Samaritan; Salvation Army; Catholic Charities; Convoy of Hope and many other local state and human services organizations.

The MARC will focus on long-term needs of the community as individuals and families begin the recovery process.

Following last week's flooding, the American Red Cross opened three shelters to care for the immediate needs of residents throughout South-Central and Southern Missouri, but all have since been closed.

To date, the Red Cross has provided nearly 160 overnight stays in three shelters and distributed nearly 6000 meals and snacks, nearly 200 clean-up kits and more than 820 bulk items such as gloves, shovels and bug spray. More than 120 Red Cross employees and volunteers are helping in the relief and recovery efforts.