There is lots and lots of water headed into Missouri and Illinois right now. If you would like to help:
Volunteers to sandbag are needed in the areas below, please be sure to contact 2-1-1 or 800-427-4626 before going to these areas to ensure they have not been evacuated/are safe/still need volunteers.
Donations and shelters are also listed. To find out about where donations are needed, please contact 2-1-1 or 800-427-4626.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: (For sandbagging)
General guidelines for sandbagging volunteers: Bring sunscreen, work gloves and sturdy shoes. Bring a shovel if possible. All youth under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
CLARKSVILLE (Pike County, MO)
Sandbaggers needed at the Clarksville City Hall., 111 Howard Street. Directions: Take hwy 79 to and get off at Howard Street
WINFIELD: (Lincoln County, MO)
Citizens interested in filling sandbags need to check-in at the Command Center at the Winfield High School, 3920 East Highway 47 Winfield Missouri. After pulling into the drive park to the right in the gravel area, wear appropriate clothing, shovels, sunblock. Sandbagging efforts are running 24 hours a day until further notice.
HAMBURG (Calhoun County, IL):
There are two routes into town and there is a checkpoint at each where volunteers can sign in
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
WINFIELD: (Lincoln County, MO)
FOOD/FOOD PREP: Volunteers are needed ON A 24-HOUR BASIS to prepare and serve food to those working.
Water and beverages are still needed.
Lincoln County authorities appealed for donations of nonperishable food and bottled water for weary volunteers and emergency officials. Donations may be delivered to the Winfield Ambulance Base at 11 Highland Drive during normal business hours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is seeking dump trucks and dump truck drivers to help transport sand near Louisiana, MO.
FOOD: There is a request for hot dogs and hot dog buns in Winfield, MO (LINCOLN COUNTY), from the Salvation Army group providing food for flood survivors, volunteers and responders.
CANTON: There is a shelter open at Culver Stockton College. If people need shelter, they should call the American Red Cross at 573-248-9079. If needed, the shelter will open tonight. Pet sheltering is available for those evacuating. It will be provided by the Canton Humane Clinic, with the support of the Humane Society. There is also a special needs shelter set up at a local nursing home.
CLARKSVILLE: Shelter at the Grace Episcopal Church, 105 South 3rd Street, 63336 573-242-3763 (run by the American Red Cross.)
LOUISIANA: Shelter opened at the Elks Lodge, 120 North 5th Street, Louisiana 63353 (run by the American Red Cross.)
KAHOKA: Kahoka Middle School, 427 West Chestnut, Kahoka 63445 660-727-3319
WINFIELD: Winfield High School, 3920 East Highway 47. (run by the American Red Cross, (314) 516.2800.)
PALS will provide kenneling for pets during the evacuation.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY: shelter opening by 6 PM at First Methodist Church, 801 First Capital Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301. Operated by the American Red Cross.
CALHOUN COUNTY, HARDIN, ILLINOIS: There is another shelter opened by the American Red Cross at the Calhoun High School in Hardin, IL; (618) 576-2229.
There are shelters on standby in other areas.
The Humane Society of Missouri opened a temporary shelter for household pets in Bowling Green, Missouri, at the Pike County Fair- grounds on Highway 54. Persons seeking assistance with temporary shelter should use the east entrance of the fairgrounds; there will be signage directing them to the Humane Society of Missouri’s location. If pet owners are unable to make it to the Pike County Fairgrounds they may take their pets to the Canton Missouri Veterinary Clinic or the Hannibal Humane Society. The Humane Society of Missouri will transport pets from those two locations back to its temporary emergency shelter in Bowling Green. The Humane Society of Missouri is prepared to offer temporary shelter to these pets for up to 7 – 14 days.
If you are one that needs help please comment below, maybe we can get the word out to people who want to help.