The American Red Cross has joined forces with other local nonprofits, public agencies and private organizations to help out people that have been affected by the recent flooding in southern Minnesota, especially those in Waseca and Freeborn counties.

The Multi-Agency Resource Centers, otherwise known as MARCs, will help flood victims with recovery plans and paperwork, and find assistance for their disaster-caused needs. Muck-out and debris removal, clean-up supplies, disaster assistance for residents who qualify, and crisis counseling and informational resources are just some of the valuable resources available. Here are the times and locations of these "One Stop Shops" where you’ll find the assistance you need.

Waseca County

Waseca Central Intermediate School
501 E. Elm Ave.
Waseca, MN 56093
Thursday, October 6, 1-7PM
Friday, October 7, 1-7PM

Freeborn County

Albert Lea United Methodist Church
702 Highway 69 South
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Monday, October 10, 4-8PM

Further dates to be determined if there is a need. Individuals and families registering must bring identification showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for potential assistance from some agencies.

Get free Red Cross Emergency & First Aid Apps by visiting redcross.org/apps.

If you’d like to become a volunteer with the Red Cross, the training is free and you’ll work with a local team. To learn more and register online, go to redcross.org/volunteer and complete the online application.

Visit redcross.org/donate, or call (800) REDCROSS to financially assist the Red Cross. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter.