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Harlingen, TX – The American Red Cross continues to serve South Texas communities as they work to recover from recent storms. Currently, three shelters are available to aid those impacted by severe rain and flooding. In coordination with local emergency management
Last night we sheltered more than 100 people.
The following Red Cross managed or supported shelters are available:
|Willacy County Community Safe Room||10804 Business 77 Raymondville, TX 78580||WILLACY|
|La Feria Community Safe Room||1001 Pancho Maples, La Feria, TX 78559||CAMERON|
|Mercedes SafeDome/Recreation Center||1202 North Vermont, Mercedes, TX 78570||HIDALGO|
DAYTIME RESPITE CENTER – meals and emergency clean up supplies only
|Santa Rosa Youth Center||513 South FM 506, Santa Rosa, TX 78593||CAMERON|
The following Red Cross shelter will transition to standby:
|Edcouch Fire Department||200 W Santa Rosa Ave, Edcouch, TX 78538||HIDALGO|
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,
andother 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
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Volunteers are greatly needed to staff shelters as well as distribute food and provide other services to those in need. Training will be provided on site. Anyone interested in assisting this way is encouraged to go to redcross.org/volunteer.
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,
For more updates, follow the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast on Twitter and Facebook at @RedCrossTXGC. You can also contact the South Texas Chapter at (956) 423-0523, visit https://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast.html or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross is a United Way agency that shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.