Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

How to Give and Get Help

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

How to Give and Get Help

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TO OFFER HELP To volunteer:

St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency, 301 North Second, 949-3023.

Contributions of clothing, food, toys and money to aid flood victims are being received at the St. Charles County YMCA Child Care Center, 1524 Heritage Landing, St. Charles.

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles, needs food, cash and personal-care items for 30 families it is caring for. Call 441-1302.

St. Charles Church of Christ, 444 Karen Street, is seeking operable appliances and clean furniture. Call 723-0770 or 441-1302. To Get Help

For immediate help:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1-800-462-9029. Its disaster application center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday at St. Charles West High School, 3601 Droste Road, St. Charles.

American Red Cross Reception Center, St. Charles Presbyterian Church, Sibley and Gamble streets, 946-4467 or 724-6685

Salvation Army Distribution Center, North Outer Road at Interstate 70 and Highway 79, open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for distribution of food, water and cleaning supplies. Call 279-6538 or 279-6541. The other distribution center is at St. John United Church of Christ, 5th and Jackson streets, St. Charles, open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

St. Charles Flood Disaster Relief Fund provides information about where and how to get services; 200 North Second Street, 946-4520 or 946-9536.

Homeless flood victims who are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or its Ladies Auxiliary may get aid by calling Fred Phillips, 258-3313, or by contacting VFW Headquarters, Box 26, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102, telephone 636-8761.

Vouchers worth $10 of gasoline for flood victims are available at the St. Charles County Outreach Center of the North East Community Action Corp., 1700 Randolph Street, St. …

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