MRPC News Release

PRESS Release
May 5, 2017

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       Contact Maria Bancroft or Bonnie Prigge, 573-265-2993


Donations being accepted for flood recovery in the Meramec Region

St. James–Once the water recedes, there will be damage not covered by insurance or other resources.  Meramec Regional Community Foundation stands ready to help its Meramec counties during this devastating flood disaster.

After flooding in 2015, Meramec Regional Community Foundation in partnership with Meramec Regional Planning Commission, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and MRPC's eight counties established separate disaster funds to help with local recovery efforts. Those funds are still in place and stand ready to help with the recovery from the flood of 2017.

Disaster relief funds are ready to accept financial donations to benefit Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties. Distributions from the funds collected will be made only to local governments, nonprofit organizations and religious institutions participating in immediate and long-term recovery efforts within the designated community with oversight provided by the regional planning commission.  

Please share this information as appropriate.  Donations are tax-deductible. Contributions by check should be made payable to the fund of choice (listed below) and mailed to MRPC, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559 or CFO, P.O. Box 8960, Springfield, MO  65801.  Online donations can be made by visiting:

Crawford County Disaster Relief Fund
Dent County Disaster Relief Fund
Gasconade County Disaster Relief Fund
Maries County Disaster Relief Fund
Osage County Disaster Relief Fund
Phelps County Disaster Relief Fund
Pulaski County Disaster Relief Fund
Washington County Disaster Relief Fund


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