Available American Red Cross Shelters
Published 11:50 am Sunday, September 22, 2019
The American Red Cross is focused on sheltering those who have been affected by rain associated with Imelda. Currently, fourteen shelters are available to aid those impacted by severe rain and flooding throughout the Texas gulf coast region. There are currently more than 800 guests in shelters spanning from Houston to the Louisiana border.
The current list of shelters is available at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html and listed below. Please check the website for updates before heading to a shelter:
|Orange County Convention and Expo Center
|11475 FM 1442
|North Orange Baptist Church
|4775 North 16th Street
These shelters will be open 24 hours a day, providing a cool, dry place to stay, food, water, health services and emotional support for area residents who are not able to remain at their homes due to storms and flooding.
Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:
- Prescriptions and emergency medications
- Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
- Important personal documents
- Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
- Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
- Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
- Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
- Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself
FOR HELP: Those with non-emergency flood-related needs are urged to call the American Red Cross at 1-866-526-8300 and select option 3.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Red Cross mission is delivered through the commitment and passion of its volunteers. Whether you have four hours a month or four hours a day, there’s a place for you. If interested in joining the Red Cross, discover the possibilities at redcross.org/volunteer.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. Help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, floods and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Anyone wishing to help the Red Cross aid people impacted by disasters such as tornadoes, floods or home fires may donate at redcross.org, by calling 800-RED-CROSS or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
For more updates, follow the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast on Twitter and Facebook at @RedCrossTXGC. You can also contact the Southeast & Deep East Chapter at (409) 883-2322, visit https://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast.html or call 1-800-REDCROSS.