UPDATED: Tornado Recovery- Resources and ways to help
JEFFERSON CITY - Resources are available across the area for those affected by tornadoes in Jefferson City and Eldon Wednesday night.
If you or someone you know needs assistance or resources, call the American Red Cross Central and Northern Missouri Chapter at 1-800-RED-CROS or 2-1-1 (or 1-800-427-4626). A 2-1-1 Specialist will assist in finding health and human service resources near you. Services include referrals for basic human needs, physical and mental health resources, and support for all who have been impacted. 2-1-1 is free, accessible 24/7 and completely confidential. Additional information can be found at www.211helps.org.
Monetary donations can be made to the United Way of Central Missouri Disaster Recovery Fund, HERE. You can also text the word MIDMO to 41444 to make a donation, or visit the American Red Cross website.
Cash/check and water donations are being accepted at the United Way of Central Missouri located at 205 Alameda Drive in Jefferson City. Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross Central and Northern Missouri Chapter.
A donation site will be set up at Capital West Christian Event Center, 1315 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, Missouri starting Thursday, May 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please refer to this list for the most critical requested items: 2019 Central Missouri Disaster Recovery Kits -- Requested Donated Items.
Donors are not expected to donate the full kits mentioned in the link. Individual items noted within the kits are the items requested.
Due to the remarkable clean-up efforts of volunteers, we are transitioning from the immediate needs of response to addressing the extensive challenges of recovery. Therefore, the Volunteer Reception Center will be closed to further assess needs identified through the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC). Should additional tornado recovery volunteer opportunities be requested, they will be posted on www.unitedwaycemo.org/volunteer.
United Way of Central Missouri will continue to update the community as necessary.