Multi-agency resource center for flooding victims to open in Fort Smith today


United Way of Fort Smith Area is partnering with other local disaster assistance organizations to open a resource center for those affected by the Arkansas River flooding.

On Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sears Building at Central Mall, 5111 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith.

Trained English and Spanish-speaking caseworkers will be available at the MARC to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs, such as assistance for groceries, rent, medicine and other items or services.

Representatives from government, nonprofit, and faith-based disaster relief organizations will also be on hand at the MARC to assist disaster survivors.

Individuals and families applying for assistance are reminded to bring identification showing address and verification of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies.

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