Efforts are ongoing in coordination with local officials to evaluate and determine new shelter locations as needed with evolving flood conditions in the state.
A new shelter was opened in Boonville, Missouri to assist residents in the area affected by flooding:
- Open Bible Praise Center, 16991 Hwy 87 Boonville, MO
- o 2 individuals in shelter overnight Friday
Two shelters remain open in response to the severe storms and tornadoes that hit Jefferson City May 22. Overnight, 63 individuals stayed in the Red Cross shelters in Jefferson City and Eldon.
- Thomas Jefferson Middle School 1201 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, MO
- 30 individuals in shelter overnight Friday (This shelter includes temporary pet shelter).
- Eldon Community Center: 309 E 2nd St., Eldon, MO
- 33 individuals in shelter overnight Friday
Items to bring include clothing for a few days, bedding, toiletries, essential medication, and items for your children. Anyone who needs to find a shelter may visit redcross.org/shelter, download the free Red Cross Emergency App or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
Multi—Agency Resource Center in Central Missouri – ‘one stop shop’ for assistance:
The Red Cross is partnering with other local disaster assistance organizations to open a “one-stop shop” for those impacted by the recent tornadoes in central Missouri.
The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) hours and locations are as follows:
- The First Church of the Nazarene, 1024 East Lawson Ave in Eldon, on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Representatives from state government, non-profit and religious-affiliated disaster relief organizations are on hand to assist those affected by the recent storms.
Individuals and families applying for assistance are required to bring identification or documentation showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies. There will be assistance available to help individuals acquire new copies of identification if they no longer have ID, as a result of the storms.
The resource centers were open in Jefferson City Thursday and today, helping residents determine what resources and assistance is available to them.
A donation drop-off site has been designated in Jefferson City for those affected by the May 22 tornado damage:
- Capital West Christian Event Center (Multi-Agency Warehouse), 1315 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, MO.
Receiving hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week. Items being accepted are new items needed for individuals who are recovering and moving into a new home. This is being overseen by the Adventist Disaster Response. Please note, that many of the local organizations have received significant amounts of donations of used items including clothing items already.