Red Cross closing overnight shelter in Eureka Friday night

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The American Red Cross announced Friday afternoon that it will be closing its overnight shelter in Eureka Friday night at 6:00 p.m.

In a press release, the organization said the Eureka Public Library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as a cooling center. The temperatures are expected to drop Sunday.

The Multi-Agency Resource Center will be at Marshall Elementary School, 1015 N. Jefferson St. The operating hours for the MARC will be on Saturday from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Red Cross said residents need to bring ID and proof of residence. Meals will continue to be served from the Samuels Community Building, 100 N. Jefferson St. through Tuesday, July 3.

Officials with Red Cross said damage assessments have been completed to determine available assistance for Eureka residents. Trained 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 housing information, groceries, clothing, medicine, household items, clean up support and financial assistance.

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

“The Red Cross response operations to provide immediate needs of shelter, food and water are scaling down,” said Becky LaPolice, Executive Director with the American Red Cross Serving Kansas. “However, the Red Cross will continue to provide recovery assistance and community referrals to help people in the weeks and months to come.”

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