Flood Relief - United Way of Greater St. Louis

Widespread rain and flooding throughout the region has affected many local people throughout Missouri and Illinois. Whether you need help or want to know how you can help your neighbors, you’re in the right place.

Volunteers help with sandbagging efforts in Eureka, Missouri on May 2, 2017.

Need help?

United Way 2-1-1 resource specialists are available 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 to help you find available resources in your area.

From May 12 – May 18, local disaster assistance organizations are opening “one-stop shops” in our service area to assist people affected by the 2017 spring floods.

These Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) will have trained English and Spanish-speaking caseworkers available to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs*, such as debris removal, mucking and gutting (clean up), mold remediation, groceries, rent, medication, etc. Representatives from government, nonprofit, and religiously-affiliated disaster relief organizations will also be on hand at the MARC to assist disaster survivors.

Individuals and families can meet with agencies for referrals or other long term recovery services if your family is not eligible for government assistance or if that assistance is inadequate to meet your needs.

May 12, 2017 – Valley Park, MO
Manchester United Methodist
129 Woods Mill Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

May 13, 2017 – Valley Park, MO
Manchester United Methodist
129 Woods Mill Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

May 15, 2017 – Pacific, MO
Pacific Eagles
707 West Congress
Pacific, MO 63069
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

May 16, 2017 – House Springs, MO
Northwest Valley Middle School
4300 Gravois Rd
House Springs, MO 63051
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

May 18, 2017 – Arnold, MO
First Baptist Church of Arnold
2012 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO  63010
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

*Individuals and families applying for assistance are required to bring identification showing address and proof of residence — and if possible, a photo ID — to be eligible for assistance from some agencies.

How you can help


Flood relief volunteers are needed throughout the region for ongoing flood relief operations, including clean up and supply kit assembly and distribution. If you are willing and able to help, please visit STLVolunteer.org to register for opportunities and be notified as the situation changes.

Register to volunteer


Support flood relief

In times of disaster, needs change quickly and resources are required in order to best respond to help those impacted by recent flooding. Your donation to United Way’s Flood Relief Fund will support recovery efforts in our community for impacted households, such as clean-up, temporary housing and shelter, food, long-term recovery and other emerging needs.

100% of donations raised through United Way’s Flood Relief Fund will go to help disaster survivors in the Greater St. Louis region.

Donate to support flood relief

Resources & Information for Flood Recovery

AmeriCorps St. Louis has created a helpful resource booklet for residents affected by flooding, including:

  • What to do when you return to your home
  • Resources for finding help with stress, handling insurance, etc.
  • How to find help with cleanup
  • How to protect your family from contaminated flood water
  • Addressing health risks associated with flooding
  • How to recognize and cleanup mold
  • and much more

Download the Flood Response Resource Book now