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Red Cross Brings In More Workers, Opens More Assistance Sites

The American Red Cross has added more disaster team members to help about 200 Joplin victims at the shelter in Missouri Southern State University’s Young Gym. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.

The additional aid includes a mental health specialist, as well as a “Safe and Well” team. The Safe and Well team’s website provides a place where people can register to let others know that they are safe.

The Red Cross and its partner agencies also plan to open a Multi-Agency Resource Center where they will provide individual assistance to Joplin area families.

The Red Cross says it is accepting donations for the disaster at 1-800-REDCROSS or

For KSMU News, I’m Matthew Barnes.

TAG : The American Red Cross will be providing emergency assistance at five fixed locations in Joplin, starting Thursday, May 26. Services include:

• First Aid and Emergency Health Services • Mental Health Services• Distribution of bulk items, like recovery kits and toiletries • Items needed for clean-up like gloves, rakes and masks• Water and snacks

The locations for this assistance are:

1. 2727 McClelland Blvd., Joplin MO 64804 – near St. John’s Hospital2. 1301 S, Duquesne Road, Joplin MO 64804 –Duquesne Elementary3. 2201 W. 24th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Cecil Floyd Elementary4. 1323 E. 28th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Kelsey Norman Elementary5. 301 E. 19th Street, Joplin MO 64804 – Emerson Elementary

In addition the Red Cross shelter remains open:Missouri Southern State University3950 Newman RoadJoplin ,MO 64801