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Baxter Springs Tornado Relief Fund
By Carla Pesono
BAXTER SPRINGS, KS.--- The United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas has created a tornado relief fund for Baxter Springs. The fund is to help tornado victims long-term needs such as setting up insurance. All of the money in the fund will go directly to residents in need. A volunteer reception center located at 2402 Military Avenue in Baxter Springs will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for residents to stop by.
"Those funds could possibly be available to provide such things as maybe mental health services or helping people finish what they need to do to get into their homes. So lots of different possibilities for these funds," said Duane Dreiling, SWM and SEK United Way.
Also, tomorrow the Multi-Agency Resource Center will be open at Baxter Springs High School from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This will be for residents affected by the tornado that need to sign up for long-term case management and other needs.