The Salvation Army Western Division will open a third metro-area Disaster Resource Center (DRC)—called The Sarpy-Cass DRC—at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. This new DRC will be located inside the former JC Penney store in Bellevue at Southroads Mall (1001 Fort Crook Road, Suite 250—at the south end of the mall) and will focus on serving the Sarpy County and Cass County communities.
This DRC will join two other area DRCs already in operation (one in Omaha near 84th and Center, and another in Council Bluffs at 715 N. 16th St.) to make for the total of three distinct operations providing people in need with flood-relief items, allowing residents in all parts of the metro greater access to aid.
The Sarpy-Cass DRC will serve as a distribution center where people in need can come to pick up flood-relief items. Kroc Center Omaha officers and staff have spearheaded the operation to set up the Sarpy-Cass DRC location. Plus, the Bellevue Christian Center will be partnering with The Salvation Army starting Thursday—as the Christian Center is relocating its ongoing disaster-relief operation and inventory to the Sarpy-Cass DRC.
The Sarpy-Cass DRC’s operating hours will be as follows: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. The Sarpy-Cass DRC will remain open until further notice.
PLUS: Multi-Agency Resource Center to Operate April 7 and 8 within Sarpy-Cass DRC
On Sunday, April 7 and Monday, April 8, a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be in operation inside the Sarpy-Cass DRC. The MARC will operate inside the Sarpy-Cass DRC during the following hours: Sunday, April 7, from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. and Monday, April 8, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: ON THOSE TWO DATES, THE SARPY-CASS DRC’S HOURS WILL BE EXTENDED TO MATCH THE CLOSING TIMES OF THE MARC.
The MARC is essentially a “one-stop shop” in which flood survivors can access a spectrum of disaster-relief services and information. It pulls together representatives of local, county, and state agencies and organizations under one roof to maximize accessibility. For further information on the MARC, please see the news release this week from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)