Hurricane Ian Relief
A brief word of thanks to everyone who has donated for #HurricaneIan relief. We have been able to support the families who were affected by this storm, and we will be able to continue supporting them as time goes on. If you can, please text IAN to 90999 to donate $10.
Hurricane Ian made landfall as a category 4, leaving catastrophic damage across the state of Florida and Southeast United States. As our local team members continue to deploy to where they are needed most, it is important to remember that disasters can happen anywhere at any time. The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping prevent suffering wherever we are needed, and right now, our neighbors to the east need us most. If you are wondering how you can help, know that there are many ways. You can make a donation to help those affected by Hurricane Ian by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or visit redcross.org/donate. People like you make our disaster responses possible. ❤️
Emergency Response to Florida
Hurricane Ian made landfall as a category 4 but left catastrophic damage across the state of Florida. As our team members continue to leave to where they are needed most, it is important to remember that disasters can happen anywhere at any time. The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping to prevent suffering where ever we are needed, and right now, we are needed in Florida. If you are wondering how you can help, know that there are many ways. If you want to make a monetary donation, text REDCROSS to 90999 for an automatic $10 donation. If you can give your time, visit redcross.org/volunteer. People like you make disaster responses possible. ❤️
The amazing volunteer driving this forklift during a #HurricaneIan squall in Orlando? She's one of our own! Charlotte is from Houston and she's making sure everyone in our shelters is getting the supplies they need. Thank you, Charlotte! ❤️
Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross Communications Director Brittney Rochell is at Houston Hobby Airport getting ready to fly to Florida to help with Hurricane Ian disaster response.
Navidad and Jessie Garcia-Luna
Meet Navidad and Jessie Garcia-Luna. They are a Corpus Christi couple who is deploying to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona caused extensive damage across the island. They consider it a "blessing" that they are able to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and we consider it a blessing to have volunteers like them to help communities in need! ❤️
Charles Blake Houston 9.20.22
The blood that runs through your veins can help to ease the suffering of others🩸❤️ Our CEO, Charles Blake, Jr., took a moment today during our blood drive at our Houston office to pass on a message of the importance of blood donation, especially when it comes to #sicklecell. Want to help? Go to redcrossblood.org and make an appointment for Thursday at the University of Houston. You'll give blood to save lives and you'll get a $20 Amazon gift card via email and a Red Cross t-shirt. #sicklecellawarenessmonth
We are here in the Houston office today to host a conversation about our disaster response to Hurricane Harvey, the evolution of our relief work and the investments we’re making to try to combat the effects of climate crisis. Thank you to our supporters and community partners who were able to attend this luncheon!
The Greater Houston chapter is at Sedona Square apartments to help those affected by the apartment fire. Hear from Regional Disaster Director John Millar on what the Red Cross is doing on the ground to assist those in need. If you need assistance and haven’t already visited with our team, please call 1-800-Red-Cross to talk with a caseworker.
Thank you to our friends at Houston Fire Department for all they do in keeping our community safe!
La Cruz Roja de la Costa del Golfo de Texas está aquí en los apartamentos de Greenpoint en Houston para reunirse con las personas afectadas por el incendio el lunes por la noche. Si necesita ayuda y aún no ha hablado con la Cruz Roja, venga a vernos. Estaremos aquí hasta las 7 p.m. esta noche. Si no puede venir en persona, llame al 1-800-Red-Cross
We are here on the scene at an apartment fire in Greenspoint assisting those affected. Please call 1-800-Red Cross if you need assistance from this fire.
Texas Tropical Bulletin - 7/14/22
Please watch today's Texas Tropical Bulletin for the latest information on tropical weather threats. Be Red Cross Ready for hurricane season with tips at https://rdcrss.org/3uR4w9s.
Texas Tropical Bulletin - 7/7/22
Please watch today's Texas Tropical Bulletin to be Red Cross Ready for our tropical weather season. And find heat wave safety tips at https://rdcrss.org/31kbDsS
We want to celebrate our Texas Gulf Coast Regional Volunteer of the Year Award winner Annette Gomez from the Coastal Bend Chapter! Congratulations, Annette! Thank you for all YOU do! ❤️We would also like to congratulate all of our nominees across all chapters in the region!
Welcome to the Coastal Bend chapter Awards ceremony this evening in Corpus Christi where we are honoring incredible volunteers! ❤️
Texas Tropical Bulletin 6-29-22
Please watch tonight's Texas Tropical Bulletin for information about an approaching tropical disturbance. Be Red Cross Ready for hurricane season when you visit https://rdcrss.org/3v37ZiS
Volunteer Appreciation Week
Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week, Red Crossers! ❤️ Is there such a thing as thanking our volunteers too much? We don't think it's possible so we got our staff together to thank our incredible volunteers for spreading joy and comfort in their communities. Do you want to thank a volunteer? Do it in the comments!
Tiffany Circle Drive Thru Baby Shower
Last month, the incredible ladies of Tiffany Circle threw a baby shower for active service and veteran military members who are expecting a new addition to their families. 🧸 We can't begin to thank all of the partners and generous donors who took part in this event. But we'll try here with a resounding THANK YOU! Congrats to all of the families who drove thru our party and an even bigger thank you to all of them for their service! Learn how you can join the Tiffany Circle: https://rdcrss.org/3LSUYR5
#DYK? April is National Volunteer Month! Honestly, we can't think of a better celebration after Red Cross Month. We know we keep repeating ourselves but 90% of the work done by the Red Cross is done by volunteers. We hope we celebrate them every day but this month we want to continue introducing you to the amazing volunteers in the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Say hello to Annette Gomez, a volunteer of over 15 years!
Our disaster teams are headed out to Crockett and Cushing to deliver snacks, drinks and clean-up supplies to those who have been affected by the tornadoes. As we have seen over the last few days, disasters can happen at any time and #HelpCantWait. Learn how you can help at redcross.org
Meet Mary Taylor
We're continuing our celebration of our amazing volunteers tonight. Get to know Mary Taylor, a long-time volunteer for our South Texas chapter! ❤️
East Piney Woods- Marguerite Williams
Today we are celebrating our newest chapter! Meet Marguerite Williams, the executive director of our Central Coast and East Piney Woods chapter!!
Operation Animal Love
Remember Operation Animal Love? This continues to be one of our favorite stories from February. Watch the video below to find out how this little act of kindness for veterans came together. This is what our services to the armed forces is all about.
Ready for a cold start to the new year? It's hard to believe with the recent gorgeous weather that we'll need our jackets soon but that's what the experts are telling us. Start planning on how to stay safe and warm this weekend now so that you're prepared!
Trisha Garcia Triumph Church
Watch our Disaster Program Specialist, Trisha Garcia, give an explanation about our Make Homes Safer initiative at the Triumph Church in Beaumont. Remember to always check the batteries on your smoke alarms or contact us and we can do it for you. This is how we ensure everyone in our community is safe. Thanks, Trisha!
Henry kicks off our #LeadLikeClara party
Our Chief Executive Officer, Henry, is kicking off our #LeadLikeClara party! Watch his message now:
As people around America celebrate what they're thankful for this week, we want to give a big shout out to our volunteers! Marian Cones is one of our committed Tiffany Circle members who has been a supporter of the Red Cross for many years, and shares why she continues to support our mission each and every year! Watch her story below:
Our Regional Disaster Officer Patrick Knapp and our Southeast & Deep East Executive Director Chester Jourdan are out in the field in Orange assessing the damage and helping those affected.
If you have had tornado damage and need Red Cross assistance, please call 1-800-RedCross.
"Are we going to be able to come back? Are we going to come back to anything?" 16 years ago, Jerryana Thompson was a child as she and her family lived through Hurricane Katrina. Now she has children of her own she is trying to keep safe through Hurricane Ida and its aftermath. She talks about her fears for New Orleans, her hometown that she loves, as well as for her family.
Jerryana and her children are among the more than 75 Louisianans sheltering in south Texas. She and her family are staying at the National Association of Christian Churches, one of the American Red Cross and community partner shelters for #HurricaneIda evacuees in Texas.
9/2 Update from Orange
Executive Director of Southeast and Deep East chapter Chester Jourdan gives an update on #hurricaneida operations out of Orange, TX. Volunteers in the area are working with partners to provide shelter, food, water, and community resources to evacuees from Louisiana.
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