Red Cross hosts Multi-Agency Resource Center in Brunswick

1 year 2 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:15:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
By: Hannah Howard, KOMU 8 Reporter
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BRUNSWICK - The Red Cross hosted a Multi-Agency Resource Center in Brunswick on Wednesday to help with flood recovery. 

Representatives from local, state and federal agencies were there helping people with needs ranging from insurance claims to food services. 
Shea Lane, of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, said it’s a joy to be able to help those who need it. 
“To provide them with mental care, spiritual care and to let them know that the community wants them to get back on their feet, that’s empowering,” he said. 
Flood victim Tanya Johnson said she’s thankful to have so many resources at her fingertips. 
“It’s amazing. It’s great because it’s better than having to go here and there and everywhere," she said. "And the people here are just great. They help you, talk to you, so it’s amazing. I’m glad they came here to our town.” 
Barry Diede, a volunteer who guides people from table to table, said he’s volunteered at five resource fairs now, and each time is just as special.
“Everyone seems to have different needs. So, you really have to take time to listen to the people and just be there for them,” he said. 

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