Volunteers help flood victims in Alexander Co.

Volunteers help flood victims in Alexander Co.

ALEXANDER COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The American Red Cross will be helping flood victims in Alexander County Thursday.

The organization will operate as a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) at the Horseshoe Lake Community Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Olive Branch, Illinois.

The center provides a single location of aid resources for flood victims.

The American Red Cross states many faith-based, government and humanitarian organizations are offering services and support.

At the location, there will be caseworkers, nurses and mental health counselors.

Other services offered include debris removal, housing assistance, insurance and legal guidance, and food stamp replacement.

Members of First Baptist Church in Harrisburg, Illinois will also be in Alexander County, helping flood victims.

The "Mudout Crew," is what organizer Joe Jackson describes the group.

The crew will be working on more than 50 flood-related work orders Thursday, removing water-damaged furniture and debris and flood-induced muck from the homes that were flooded.

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