How to volunteer/donate after New Year Flood

Published: Dec. 31, 2015 at 2:29 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2016 at 12:47 AM CST
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Flooding in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 30, looking down 74 from under 55 overpass. (Source: Tammy...
Flooding in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 30, looking down 74 from under 55 overpass. (Source: Tammy Middleton Enderle, cNews)
Flooding along the Mississippi River in Caruthersville and inside the casino river boat....
Flooding along the Mississippi River in Caruthersville and inside the casino river boat. (Source: Stephanie Rushton, Facebook)

(KFVS) - With so many communities in all parts of the Heartland affected by rising water, many are looking to reach out and help those in need.

If you know of any other volunteer locations or information, send it to us at news@kfvs12.com.

Missouri

Cape Girardeau

Sandbags will be available for Cape Girardeau, Mo. residents and businesses, starting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Cape Girardeau Public Works, 2007 Southern Expressway.

Those wanting sandbags will need to show photo identification noting a Cape Girardeau address (such as a driver's license or other state-issued ID). A limited number of sandbags will be distributed per household to help ensure adequate supplies are available.

For those who wish to fill their own bags, sand piles will be available at the Red Star Baptist Church at 1301 Main Street, and at the Merriwether Pump Station on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Cape Girardeau County residents may contact Cape Girardeau Co. Emergency Management Office in Jackson to receive bags to fill with sand. Stop into the Emergency Management Office during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) so they can note your contact info. and number of bags needed before leaving with bags.

As of noon on Dec. 30, the City of Cape Girardeau had given out about 4,000 sand bags.

Other places to help include:

The SEMO Red Cross at 573-335-9471.

The Salvation Army is available by calling 573-335-7000.

You can also contact the Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri at 573-335-0134.

Illinois

Jackson County

Anyone wanting to volunteer for flood fighting can call the Jackson County Volunteer Coordinator at 618-534-9212. If you are volunteering, you must be prepared to be self-sufficient when it comes to clothing, gloves, food, etc.

Jacob

If you would like to donate or volunteer to help with evacuations, you can call or stop by Bottoms Up Bar & Grill in Jacob, Ill.

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