Resource Centers, Shelters Open for Flooding and Tornado Victims | KBIA

Resource Centers, Shelters Open for Flooding and Tornado Victims

May 31, 2019

After the destructive tornado that ran through Jefferson City last week, organizations like the Red Cross have set up resource centers to help those affected. 

A Multi-Agency Resource Center is open at the Linc Recreation Center in Jefferson City at 1299 Lafayette St. The MARC has dozens of organization representatives to help people with things like food, financial assistance, damage assessments and household supplies. Carl Manning, a Red Cross volunteer, said about 300 families registered for services offered at the center on Thursday. But he said the centers are also open to those affected by flooding.  

Four shelters around the state are currently available for those affected by flooding or the tornado: 

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School at 1201 Fairgrounds Road in Jefferson City 
  • Eldon Community Center at 309 East 2nd St. in Eldon 
  • Winfield High School at 3920 State Hwy 20 in Winfield 
  • Mound City Christian Church at 402 East 5th St. in Mound City 

A total of 61 people were housed overnight in the two shelters in Jefferson City and Eldon on Thursday night. 

A MARC will be open at Church of Nazarene in Eldon from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Those who want to volunteer can register at www.redcross.org or through the United Way of Central Missouri website.