Missouri Attorney General’s Office Offering Help to Disaster-Stricken Citizens at MARC Locations

May 30, 2019, 13:26 PM
May 30, 2019, 13:25 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following devastating flooding and tornadoes in Jefferson City last week, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office is joining a multitude of agencies and groups at Multi-Agency Resource Centers to provide aid to those who have been hit hardest by these natural disasters.

“The severe storms and tornadoes left a wake of damage, and now the real work begins - repairing communities and returning the area to a sense of normalcy. The outpouring of help from the community has been nothing short of incredible,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “I want Missourians to know that my office will do everything in our power to help them rebuild. Representatives from my office will be at Multi-Agency Resource Centers to answer questions and my team is working around the clock to take calls at our Consumer Protection Hotline, which can be reached at 800-392-8222.”

Multi-Agency Resource Centers are areas where agencies and groups can answer questions, offer advice, and otherwise help citizens who have been affected by the recent severe weather. Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office will be at the MARC locations in Jefferson City and Eldon to provide educational materials, answer questions, and warn against potential scams.

The MARC location in Jefferson City is The Linc at 1299 Lafayette St., Jefferson City, MO 65101. This location will be open on Thursday, May 30th from 11 AM – 8 PM and Friday, May 31st from 9 AM – 1 PM.

The MARC location in Eldon is the First Church of the Nazarene at 1024 E. Lawson Ave., Eldon, MO 65026. This location will be open on Saturday, June 1st from 10 AM – 7 PM.

Attorney General Schmitt previously warned of price gouging and scams that often directly follow natural disasters, and that warning is still in place. Residents can report price gouging and potential scams, as well as educate themselves on how to avoid construction fraud here or by calling our Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-392-8222.