Red Cross Open Resource Center in Joplin

St. LOUIS (KMOX) –  The American Red Cross has opened a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Joplin.

The MARC will be a place where people affected by the disaster can connect with social services nonprofits, faith-based organizations and local, state and federal agencies. Individuals will be informed of various services available to them. Child care will be available onsite.

The center will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The MARC is a partnership coordinated under the unified command of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

“We want this to be a one-stop location to make it as easy as possible for those affected by the tornado to find the resources that will help them recover,” said Debi Meeds, Regional CEO of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross depends on financial donations to help in times of disaster, both here in the United States and around the world. Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. To make a donation, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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