People needing assistance as a result of the ice storm only have to make one stop now, as community groups band together.
The American Red Cross has set-up a multi-agency resource center, or M.A.R.C., so people don't have to drive all over town and fight long lines to get the help they need.
The Salvation Army, Ozarks Food Harvest, Department of Social Services and even counselors are among the groups participating at the Center, at 2855 S. Kansas Expressway (near Battlefield and Kansas)
Marisa DeClue, spokesperson for the Red Cross, says the M.A.R.C. is not just for Springfield residents; it's for anyone affected by the ice storm.
"And we know that Red Cross, while we can offer a limited assistance, people need so much more and so by working together with our community partners we're really able to provide those services in one stop," DeClue said. "It's not for people just in Springfield or Greene County either. People from all over the Ozarks that have been affected are certainly welcome to come and get the services that are offered here."
The center will be open through Saturday of this week from 9 a-m to 6 p-m. Next week it will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm until further notice.