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Where to Seek Shelter; How to Help Flood Victims

MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- The American Red Cross has closing its shelter at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Miller County as there is no longer a need for the shelter in that area.
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- The American Red Cross has closing its shelter at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Miller County as there is no longer a need for the shelter in that area. 

Meanwhile two other shelters remain open in the following locations:

St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, St. Robert, Mo.

New Beginnings Fellowship, 151 Elm Street, Hollister, Mo. The Red Cross says the shelter can take on up to 75 people in the event of more flooding (read more, to your right).

Friday, Aug. 9, the College of the Ozarks plans to donate a large variety of breakfast items, utensils and bottled water to The Salvation Army’s relief efforts.

More than 40 Red Cross employees and volunteers are providing food, shelter and emotional support across the area. They have served hundreds of meals to displaced residents and first responders.

HOW TO HELP

American Red Cross

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. 

Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Salvation Army

You can mail a check to Salvation Army, c/o Security Bank, PO Box S, Waynesville, MO 65583 or drop it off at the bank.

You may also call Gary Porter and he'll arrange to pick up your donation. The Local Unit is only taking monetary donations. Other donations such as furniture, food, etc., should go to the Good Samaritan Resource Center.

In Taney County, you can mail checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1715 Branson MO 65615-1715 or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Waynesville

According to a press release from the City of Waynesville, "Good Samaritan is very much a part of our community and knows our community. They have experience in dealing with the allocation of funds and goods to people in need. I f you wish, your donations can be earmarked for 'Waynesville residents' or 'Pulaski County residents.'"

The city is not directly involved with the donations.

"There are many worthwhile efforts, including the Red Cross, Salvation Army being undertaken for the affected citizens of the county," according to the city's statement. "As a municipal agency we cannot sponsor or recommend private charities. But we understand that this event is associated with our city. Thank you for our caring community and the many people wishing to donate their time and money. Recovery plans will be announced next week after the rain events subside."

Anyone interested in donating may call Danielle or Dawn at 573-774-4040 at the Good Samaritan Center. Do not call the City of Waynesville.
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