Resource centers for disaster assistance to open in counties affected by flooding

  • Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. –  Individuals, families, businesses and farmers affected by flooding can seek assistance and information from public, private and faith-based organizations at multi-agency resource centers (MARCs) Monday, May 8, in Newton and McDonald counties. MARCs in additional counties will open later in the week.

“The MARC is a place where community agencies join together to help those devastated by disaster,” says Conne Burnham, University of Missouri Extension emergency management specialist. “It’s a one-stop shop where all disaster relief agencies—private and public—come together under one roof to provide assistance.”

The Newton County MARC will be at the Lampo Center, 500 E. Spring St., Neosho. The McDonald County MARC will in Anderson at the First Baptist Church, 1 Friendship Lane. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Available services may include housing assistance; insurance and legal services; sign-up for debris removal services; water and meals; emergency assistance and voucher programs; health and wellness services; and more.

For more information, contact your county emergency manager director, your county MU Extension Center or visit

Writer: Curt Wohleber

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Connie Burnham