Red Cross to Open Multi-Agency Resource Center in Baxter Springs

The Multi-Agency Resource Center will provide assistance options to individuals affected by the Baxter Springs tornado.

Wichita, KS, April 30, 2014 — The American Red Cross is facilitating a Multi-Agency Resource Center to be set up at the Baxter Springs High School Auxiliary gym, 100 N. Military Ave. Thursday, May 1 at 10 a.m.

Residents affected by the Baxter Springs tornado can visit the center and speak to representatives from several government, not-for-profit and religious organizations. Those representatives will be able to provide assistance options to individuals.

The center will continue to operate through the weekend with operating hours of 9 a.m – 7 p.m.

In response to the tornado, the Red Cross has provided food, water, bulk supplies and emotional support to residents impacted by the storm.

The Red Cross shelter remains open at the community center in Baxter Springs at 1101 East Ave.

If you would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods, and other crises, you can make a donation today to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Your gift enables us to provide safe refuge in our shelters, feed those who have had to leave their homes, and offer comfort to those touched by disaster across the country and around the world.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.