Multiple agencies offering resources for Sun Prairie evacuees
A multiple agency resource center (MARC) will be set up for ongoing needs and resources for people impacted by the downtown explosion on July 10 in Sun Prairie.
This is meant to bring many resources into one place, with the intent of streamlining the access to services for the people who were evacuated, according to Justin Kern, a spokesman with the American Red Cross of Wisconsin.
Red Cross of Wisconsin's COO Tom Mooney said that in addition to the overnight shelters being open, the MARC will centralize resources and care.
"It'll really give people that have a need or if they're concerned about where they can go to get resources they can at least stop in and talk to us," Mooney said.
From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13, MARC will be at the Sun Prairie High School cafeteria. Enter through the main entrance at 888 Grove Street.
Mooney urged people who have immediate needs for help to come to the shelters or contact United Way at 211 for help.
Mooney said he was proud of his volunteers and was thankful for those wanting to get more involved.
"We had so many people come in and want to help us and it was really great to be able to talk to them," Mooney said.
Mooney urged those interested in volunteering and helping the Red Cross to
Confirmed agencies involved include:
Sun Prairie Lions Club
Knight of Columbus
United Way 211
American Red Cross of Wisconsin