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Red Cross Transitions to Long-Term Tornado Recovery in East Texas

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     La Pradera, a restaurant in Canton, is opening its doors on Tuesday for those affected by Saturday's storm. 

    (Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

    The American Red Cross opened two new resource centers to serve counties east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area still recovering from the deadly tornado outbreak last week.

    A Mulit-Agency Resource Center, or MARC, opened Thursday night at the Canton Civic Center. More than 40 families were assisted in the first few hours of its opening, according to Renee Felton, a Red Cross spokeswoman.

    A second MARC was set to open Friday morning at the Hillside Center in Emory.

    The facilities were established to serve as a base for Red Cross caseworkers, governmental workers and volunteers from non-profit organizations to serve residents in affected neighborhoods.

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    Residents can create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs, such as assistance for groceries, rent, medicine and other items or services, Felton said.

    Individuals and families in need of assistance were urged to bring identification showing a proof of residence.

    As of 8 p.m. Thursday, two Red Cross shelters housing displaced residents were closed, and remaining residents were relocated to secure continued housing, Felton said.

    Canton Civic Center MARC
    800 Flea Market Road
    Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sunday from 1-6 p.m.

    Emory Hillside Center MARC
    903 East Lennon Drive, #107
    Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Anyone impacted by tornadoes can contact the Red Cross at the above MARC locations, or call 866-505-4801.

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    Monetary donations to disaster relief efforts can be made online at redcross.org, or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

    ONLINE: American Red Cross

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