American Red Cross is Operating a Service Center in Cache
The Red Cross is operating a Service Center in Cache for those in that area affected by flooding. Families will be able to meet one-on-one with trained caseworkers to receive emergency assistance. They will also be offering referrals to other agencies for further assistance. Cleaning supplies will be available. The Service Center is located at the New Life Assembly of God, 501 B Avenue in Cache. The hours are 10-6 through Saturday.
The Red Cross is participating in a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Poteau run by the local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). They will have trained caseworkers on hand to meet with those affected by the tornado. There will be other agencies at this location. The MARC is located at Poteau High School, 100 Pirate Lane in Poteau. Hours are 11 to 7.
**Those affected and meeting with our caseworkers need to bring a photo ID and something that ties them to their home address like a utility bill.**
The Red Cross will be performing outreach casework in central Oklahoma. Caseworkers will be going to affected areas to meet with those needing emergency assistance.
Volunteers also continue to visit affected areas providing cleaning supplies like rakes, shovels, tarps, gloves and masks. Volunteers continue to provide meals at shelters.
There are two Red Cross operated shelters currently open in Oklahoma. They are in Wagoner and Lawton (currently at the Lawton High School cafeteria). There is a Red Cross supported shelter in Lexington.
Volunteers remain in contact with emergency managers to assess the needs of communities as flood waters continue to flow through the state and continued rain causes more flooding.
HOW TO HELP:
The best way to assist those in Oklahoma is to make a financial donation to the Red Cross by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.