Assistance Available at the M.A.R.C in Branson 05/03/2012
Public Information Officer
Cell: (417) 763-1357
Office: (417) 862-5509 ext.116
A variety of assistance is available to survivors of the Branson-area storms
Branson, Missouri (March 5, 2012) The Salvation Army is providing survivors of last week's Branson-area storms with assistance at the Multi-Agency Relief Center (M.A.R.C) in Branson.
The M.A.R.C is located inside the Factory Merchants Mall - 1000 Pat Nash Drive.
Up to $100 per household is available for groceries, gasoline, personal care items, prescriptions, and other special needs as necessary. Clients will receive assistance in the form of a voucher that can be redeemed at retailers such as WalMart, Target, and CountryMart.
The Salvation Army will carefully work with each client in hopes of ensuring that not only their immediate physical needs are met, but also their spiritual and emotional needs are taken care of as well.
"Just as important as making sure that that they have food, clothing and shelter is making sure that they're okay emotionally," Branson Corps Officer, Major Linda Meyer, said. "We want all to know that The Salvation Army will care for them in this way as well as they begin to heal and begin the recovery process."
Assistance from The Salvation Army will be available at the M.A.R.C for as long as the M.A.R.C is operational. Currently the M.A.R.C's hours of operation are until 5 p.m. on Monday March 5th, and then from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The M.A.R.C is tentatively scheduled to close on Saturday March 10th.
For more information please contact The Salvation Army at (417) 862-5509
How to Help:
Monetary donations are the most critically needed resource, as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
Help provide immediate assistance by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting www.STLSalvationArmy.org to make a secured credit card donation. Please mail checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 21787 St. Louis MO 63109 - designate your gift by writing "Storm Relief" on the check. Mobile and Smartphone users can text the word ARCH to 80888 to make an instant $10 donation
Please remember that due to the high expense and amount of time associated with delivering in-kind gifts, such as gently-used household items and clothing, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee at this time that any individual donated gifts-in-kind will be sent to the disaster area. During times of disaster, The Salvation Army is able to meet the need for these items from its thrift store's existing, pre-sorted stock. Therefore, by continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army thrift store, you not only help your local community, you help The Salvation Army prepare for future disaster relief needs. To locate your nearest Salvation Army drop-off location, please visit www.satruck.org.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.