“One-Stop Shop” Offers Relief and Recovery Resources Post-Disaster
When disasters strike the American Red Cross is at the forefront of local disaster assistance; now we are organizing a “one-stop shop” for disaster survivors by planning ahead with non-governmental, other non-profits, religious organizations, the private sector, etc., all to help communities recovery. A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) is a one-stop shop to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs. In a MARC, representatives from government, non-profit, faith-based and private organizations all come together under the same roof, at the same time, to assist disaster survivors. By hosting informational sessions, we will provide an overview of this collaborative effort, highlight why community partners should learn how & when a MARC is run, and how your organization can benefit from a collaborative effort.
Informational sessions will be held:
- Sept. 26, 9 – 11 a.m. West Bend Mutual Insurance (Prairie Center), 1900 S. 18th Avenue, West Bend
- Sept. 29, 1 – 3 p.m. Miron Construction Corporate Office, 1471 McMahon Drive, Neenah
- Oct. 2, 1 – 3 p.m. Fond du Lac County EOC, 160 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac
To RSVP please email Disaster Services Manager Nick Cluppert or call 920-231-3590.
The first MARC in the state of Wisconsin was opened after this summer’s Platteville tornadoes. Official MARC’s have been opened across the country since the Joplin tornado. One primary finding is that if a community understands the MARC concept, it will be a larger benefit to the community which is the reason why the Red Cross is hosting informational sessions prior to our next big disaster.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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