Volunteers and agencies are available to assist all those affected by Monday’s tornadoes – from the areas of Lee’s Summit to Odessa, as well as Smithville and Carrollton to the north.
Anyone whose home was damaged or who needs assistance can go to one of two locations in Oak Grove, which was the hardest-hit city.
The Multi-Agency Resource Center has been set up at the First Baptist Church youth ministries building, 307 SE 14th St. Storm victims can request services such as debris removal, insurance and legal information, food stamp replacement, emergency financial assistance and health and wellness referrals. The resource center was open Friday and will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Those wishing to volunteer with debris cleanup or collection and delivery of supplies to any affected areas should check in at New Life Church at 801 SW First St., the outer road just south of Interstate 70 in Oak Grove. Those who know an area in need of assistance can go to the church to make a request, and a team will be sent to the scene. Convoy of Hope, an international relief organization, has set up a command center at New Life Church. It received volunteers and assistance requests Friday and will also do so 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. New Life plans to continue assistance efforts Monday.