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Make a Difference in Northwest Missouri
On August 12, 2011 the President declared a major disaster for Missouri (DR 4012) in response to the flooding in Northwest Missouri between June 1 and August 1, 2011. The flooding forced many residents to evacuate the area and prompted the closing of major roadways, including Interstate 29, US Highway 136 and US Highway 159. In some areas, this water sat in affected homes for 4 months! In Holt county alone, approximately 800 homes were affected and approximately 230 square miles were flooded, including significant areas of agricultural land. The AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been asked to assist in the long term recovery efforts, specifically in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan and Holt Counties.
Long Term Recovery Committees have been set up in these communities to assist with the unmet needs of flood survivors. Volunteer Groups are NEEDED to assist with the recovery! Volunteer projects will be set up to assist with the major needs in these areas: Mold Remediation, partial and full demolition, vegetative and construction debris removal, lawn restoration and power washing home exteriors.
Large projects will be posted as they are planned for each community. For more information on volunteering please contact these volunteer coordinators:
|Buchanan County||Volunteer Coordinator
816.232.7779 ext. 22
|Holt County||Volunteer Coordinator
Steph Miller McCann
Pastor Tom Beutler