American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast

American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of roughly 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Please note that this page is not monitored 24/7

Mission: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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Do you hear the call to make a difference for your community?  Do you want to impact the lives of people impacted by dis...
11/04/2020

Do you hear the call to make a difference for your community? Do you want to impact the lives of people impacted by disasters? The Red Cross needs Emergency Response Vehicle drivers who can deploy to disaster areas for periods of two weeks or less.
If you have:
• A valid driver’s license as required by state law
• A good three-year driving history
• Other driving information
• A desire to help people in the worst days of their lives
You will receive a red Cross Defensive Driving Class and other training to familiarize you with this exciting volunteer role. Learn more about this opportunity by visiting: redcross.org/volunteer
Look for: * Disaster Services - Deploy to large disasters to deliver services from an Emergency Response Vehicle
¿Escucha el llamado para hacer una diferencia en su comunidad? ¿Quiere impactar la vida de las personas afectadas por desastres? La Cruz Roja necesita conductores de vehículos de respuesta a emergencias que puedan desplazarse en áreas de desastre por períodos de dos semanas o menos.
Si tiene:
• Licencia de conducir válida según lo exige la ley estatal
• Buen historial de manejo de tres años
• Otra información de conducción
• Deseo de ayudar a las personas en los peores días de sus vidas
Recibirá clase de conducción defensiva de la Cruz Roja y otros entrenamientos para familiarizarse con este emocionante papel de voluntario. Obtenga más información sobre esta oportunidad visitando: https://www.redcross.org/cruz-roja/voluntarios.html Busque: * Disaster Services - Deploy to large disasters to deliver services from an Emergency Response Vehicle

A member of the Latino Engagement Team helps a Hurricane Laura Hispanic survivor identify her family’s needs.  During th...
11/04/2020

A member of the Latino Engagement Team helps a Hurricane Laura Hispanic survivor identify her family’s needs. During the aftermath of #Laura, a bilingual group deployed to Southeast Texas to reach out to underserved impacted families in Texas and Louisiana. Read more at: https://bddy.me/3k0bLU2
Un miembro del Equipo de Acción Latina ayuda a una sobreviviente hispana del huracán Laura a identificar las necesidades de su familia. Despues de la llegada de #Laura, un grupo bilingüe se desplazó al sudeste de Texas para llegar a las familias afectadas de bajos recursos en Texas y Louisiana. Lea mas aqui: https://redcrosstexasgulfcoast.wordpress.com/2020/11/03/latino-engagement-teams-collaborate-for-hurricane-laura-relief/

Tropical Storm Eta formed in the central Caribbean on Saturday, becoming the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurri...
11/03/2020

Tropical Storm Eta formed in the central Caribbean on Saturday, becoming the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. This season has now tied the record for the most named storms in a season, previously set in 2005. And hurricane season will only be over November 30. Planning and preparing can make a big difference in safety and resiliency in the wake of a hurricane or tropical storm. The ability to quickly recover requires a focus on preparedness, advance planning, and knowing what to do in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm. For more information visit: https://bddy.me/328oLRF
#RedCrossReady
La tormenta tropical Eta se formó en el Caribe central el sábado, convirtiéndose en la vigésimo octava tormenta con nombre de la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico 2020. Esta temporada ahora ha empatado el récord de tormentas nombradas en una temporada, previamente establecido en 2005. Y la temporada de huracanes solo terminará el 30 de noviembre. La planificación y la preparación pueden marcar una gran diferencia en la seguridad y la capacidad de recuperación después de un huracán o tormenta tropical. La capacidad de recuperarse rápidamente requiere un enfoque en la preparación, la planificación anticipada y saber qué hacer en caso de un huracán o tormenta tropical. Para más información visite:
https://bddy.me/328z2x7

Home fires haven’t stopped during COVID-19. They’re most often caused by cooking, and this risk continues as we spend mo...
11/03/2020

Home fires haven’t stopped during COVID-19. They’re most often caused by cooking, and this risk continues as we spend more time at home. This week, discuss fire safety with your family and practice your escape plan until everyone can get out in less than two minutes.
#EndHomeFires
Los incendios domésticos no se han detenido durante COVID-19. La mayoría de las veces son causads por cocinar, y este riesgo continúa a medida que pasamos más tiempo en casa. Esta semana, hable con su familia sobre la seguridad contra incendios y practique su plan de escape hasta que todos puedan salir en menos de dos minutos.
#EndHomeFires

The family of Aida Ramirez has been impacted by a series of disasters.  After #Laura flooded their home in Lake Charles,...
11/02/2020

The family of Aida Ramirez has been impacted by a series of disasters. After #Laura flooded their home in Lake Charles, Louisiana they went through other hurricanes and a home fire. The six-member household was assisted by the Red Cross and its partners with beds, a sofa, kitchen utensils, food and backpacks for the children. The furniture distribution event last weekend that benefited forty vulnerable families was a team effort of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities, Southeast Food Bank and the Red Cross in Beaumont, Texas.
La familia de Aida Ramirez se ha visto afectada por una serie de desastres. Después de que #Laura inundó su casa en Lake Charles, Louisiana pasaron por otros huracanes y un incendio en su hogar. El hogar de seis miembros fue asistido por la Cruz Roja y sus socios con camas, un sofá, utensilios de cocina, comida y mochilas para los niños. El evento de distribución de muebles el fin de semana pasado que benefició a cuarenta familias vulnerables fue un esfuerzo en equipo de la Sociedad de San Vicente de Paúl, Caridades Católicas, Southeast Food Bank y la Cruz Roja en Beaumont, Texas.

11/02/2020
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Since February, the Red Cross has helped more than 144,000 people affected by some 33,000 home fires across the country.
In preparation for colder temperatures which represent higher risk of home fires, follow these steps this week:
1. Replace smoke alarms that are 10 years or older.
2. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside and outside bedrooms and sleeping areas.
3. Practice your two-minute escape plan.
For more information visit: https://bddy.me/2TNWUS9

Desde febrero, la Cruz Roja ha ayudado a más de 144,000 personas afectadas por 33.000 incendios domésticos en todo el país.
En preparación para temperaturas frías con mayor riesgo de incendios en el hogar, siga estos pasos esta semana:
1. Reemplace las alarmas de humo que tengan 10 años o más.
2. Instale detectores de humo en todos los niveles de su casa, incluso dentro y fuera de los dormitorios y áreas para dormir.
3. Practique su plan de escape de dos minutos.
Para obtener más información, visite: https://bddy.me/3eh7GJY

10/31/2020
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This weekend you don’t have to be Cher to turn back time – daylight savings ends and everyone can do it! What will you do with that extra hour?
🔊🔋 Test your smoke alarm and check the batteries
📝 Practice an escape plan
🛠 Install new smoke alarms
#EndHomeFires

Este fin de semana no hay que ser Cher para retroceder en el tiempo: ¡termina el horario de verano y todos pueden hacerlo!
¿Qué harás con esa hora extra?
🔊🔋 Pruebe su alarma de humo y cheque las baterías
📝 Practique un plan de escape
🛠 Instale nuevas alarmas de humo
#EndHomeFires

The family of Brandy Ziegler and James Hooks received furniture and household accessories today at a furniture distribut...
10/30/2020

The family of Brandy Ziegler and James Hooks received furniture and household accessories today at a furniture distribution event in Beaumont Texas. Their home was totally destroyed in Call, Texas during Laura and today, Red Cross and partners, helped them take another step in their recovery journey.
40 families will be assisted with furniture, accessories and immediate assistance from the Red Cross this weekend.

La familia de Brandy Ziegler y James Hooks recibió hoy muebles y accesorios para el hogar en un evento de distribución de muebles en Beaumont Texas. Su hogar fue totalmente destruido en Call, Texas durante #Laura y hoy, la Cruz Roja y sus socios, los ayudaron a dar otro paso en su camino hacia la recuperación.
40 familias recibieron ayuda incluyendo muebles, accesorios y asistencia inmediata de la Cruz Roja este fin de semana.

Getting your nails done can be a form of self-care. Stay safe as you relax and keep these important tips in mind to help...
10/30/2020

Getting your nails done can be a form of self-care. Stay safe as you relax and keep these important tips in mind to help keep yourself and others safe.
For more tips visit: https://bddy.me/35QCUDM

Hacerse las uñas puede ser una forma de cuidado personal. Manténgase seguro mientras se relaja y tenga en cuenta estos importantes consejos para ayudarlo a usted y a los demás a mantenerse a salvo.
Para más consejos, visite: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/stay-safe-as-your-community-reopens.html

10/29/2020
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Responding to disasters is a team effort and we rely on local volunteers to help answer the call when their community needs it most. Find out about the many ways to get involved here: https://bddy.me/35FOXE4

Responder a los desastres es un trabajo de equipo y contamos con voluntarios locales para ayudar a responder la llamada cuando su comunidad más lo necesita. Descubra las muchas formas de participar aquí: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html

10/29/2020
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For those in the #Mauriceville community...
TEXAS TRAIN DERAILMENT: A very scary moment caught on video this morning north of Orange, Texas where nearby schools and homes have been evacuated following a train derailment. Read the latest: https://bit.ly/3e9DTmu

Viewer Morgan LeBlanc captured this video of the train as it was going off the tracks in Mauriceville this morning.

What we know: https://www.12newsnow.com/article/news/local/train-derailment-forces-evacuation-of-schools-in-mauriceville-thusday-morning/502-c87cabb0-b193-4361-99d1-a1b81a16fab9

Shortly before WWII the U.S. military asked the Red Cross to begin a blood collection program to process blood into drie...
10/29/2020

Shortly before WWII the U.S. military asked the Red Cross to begin a blood collection program to process blood into dried plasma on a large scale. This wartime effort became the model for the civilian blood program that the Red Cross began in 1948.
The program collected about 13.4 million pints of blood from 6.6 million donors over the course of the war.
#ThrowbackThursday

Poco antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el ejército de los EE. UU. Le pidió a la Cruz Roja que comenzara un programa de recolección de sangre para procesar sangre en plasma seco a gran escala. Este esfuerzo en tiempos de guerra se convirtió en el modelo para el programa de sangre civil que la Cruz Roja inició en 1948.
El programa atrajo alrededor de 13.4 millones de pintas de sangre de 6.6 millones de donantes durante el transcurso de la guerra.
#ThrowbackThursday

Thank you to the Kinder Morgan Foundation for donating $50,000 in support of #RedCross #HurricaneDelta disaster relief e...
10/28/2020

Thank you to the Kinder Morgan Foundation for donating $50,000 in support of #RedCross #HurricaneDelta disaster relief efforts.
This donation will help provide crucial services to those affected by a record-breaking hurricane season.
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Gracias a la Kinder Morgan Foundation por donar $50,000 en apoyo de la ayuda a los desastres de #RedCross #HuracanDelta.
Esta donación ayudará a brindar servicios cruciales a los damnificados por una temporada de huracanes sin precedentes.

Leslie Sanchez-Seaton is passionate about the Red Cross and supporting her community. Learn more about our South Texas v...
10/28/2020
Red Cross Employee Spotlight: Leslie Sanchez-Seaton

Leslie Sanchez-Seaton is passionate about the Red Cross and supporting her community. Learn more about our South Texas volunteer recruiter on our blog: https://bddy.me/35K45A6
#TheBestWearTheVest

Leslie Sanchez-Seaton es apasionada de la Cruz Roja y del apoyo a su comunidad. Lea más sobre la reclutadora de voluntarios del sur de Texas en nuestro blog: https://redcrosstexasgulfcoast.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/red-cross-employee-spotlight-leslie-sanchez-seaton/
#TheBestWearTheVest

It has been an eventful year for Leslie Sanchez-Seaton, a recruitment specialist for the American Red Cross in Harlingen. In early&n…

If it’s Tuesday, there must be a disturbance in the Gulf.Tropical Storm #Zeta’s cone of uncertainty ranges from Texas to...
10/27/2020

If it’s Tuesday, there must be a disturbance in the Gulf.
Tropical Storm #Zeta’s cone of uncertainty ranges from Texas to Florida and could make landfall at or near #hurricane strength.
Stay vigilant and review hurricane prep here: https://bddy.me/31Q9qVI
#RedCrossReady

Si es martes, debe haber disturbio en el Golfo.
El cono de la tormenta tropical Zeta se va desde Texas hasta Florida y podría tocar tierra como huracán o casi.
Manténgase alerta y preparese aquí: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html
#RedCrossReady

As you get ready for cooler temps, be sure to keep #HomeFireSafety at the top of your list. 📝✔️Home fire escape plan✔️Bu...
10/26/2020

As you get ready for cooler temps, be sure to keep #HomeFireSafety at the top of your list.
📝
✔️Home fire escape plan
✔️Build an emergency kit
✔️Check smoke alarms
For more ways to keep your home safe visit: https://bddy.me/3jxOEA5
#EndHomeFires

Durante el clima frío, ponga #SeguridadDeIncendios primero en su lista.
📝
✔️Plan de escape en caso de incendio
✔️ Kit de emergencia
✔️Pruebe alarmas de humo
Más formas de tener su hogar seguro, visite: https://bddy.me/2G0KFOJ

Resiliency Workshops for Veterans and Military families. The goal of these free workshops is to provide a safe, educatio...
10/23/2020

Resiliency Workshops for Veterans and Military families. The goal of these free workshops is to provide a safe, educational space to discuss challenges and stresses related to the COVID-19 pandemic for stress management. Topics:
• Managing the stress of isolation, working from home, supporting for children, etc.
• Defining stress and recognizing its impact
• Healthy communication during highly stressful times
• Learning relaxation exercises
After you sign up we will send you a link using Zoom or Teams platform and will be given directions to join. Register here:
https://bddy.me/2TmHvbf
Talleres de resiliencia para veteranos y familias militares. El objetivo de estos talleres gratuitos es proporcionar un espacio educativo seguro para discutir los desafíos relacionados con la pandemia de COVID-19 para el manejo del estrés. Temas:
• Manejar el estrés del aislamiento, trabajar desde casa, apoyar a los niños, etc.
• Definir el estrés y reconocer su impacto
• Comunicación saludable durante momentos de mucha tensión
• Aprender ejercicios de relajación
Después de que se registre, le enviaremos un enlace utilizando la plataforma Zoom o Teams y se le darán instrucciones para unirse. Registrarse aquí: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resiliency-workshops-with-american-red-cross-service-to-the-armed-forces-tickets-115155366802

Our Virtual Volunteer Fair will present ways you can help your community during disasters in a COVID-19 environment. NOW...
10/23/2020

Our Virtual Volunteer Fair will present ways you can help your community during disasters in a COVID-19 environment. NOW is the perfect time to JOIN US…GET TRAINED… to help your local community! Come listen, learn and ask your questions! Register for October 26 session here:https://bddy.me/3krQxQe.
Nuestro Taller voluntariado de preparación presenta formas de ayudar a su comunidad durante un desastre en un entorno COVID-19. ¡AHORA es el momento perfecto para UNIRSE A NOSOTROS Y ENTRENARSE para ayudar a su comunidad local! ¡Venga a escuchar, aprender y hacer tus preguntas! Regístrese para la sesión de Octubre 27 en espanol: https://bddy.me/3knD8sp

Daylight saving time ends Sunday November 1st, and the American Red Cross urges everyone to test their smoke alarms when...
10/22/2020

Daylight saving time ends Sunday November 1st, and the American Red Cross urges everyone to test their smoke alarms when turning back their clocks. As the fall season ushers in cold weather, it also increases the risk of deadly home fires. That’s because heating equipment is the second most common cause of fatalities from home fires. Turn and test on November 1st. Visit: https://bddy.me/3ofmHk7
El horario de verano finaliza el domingo 1 de noviembre y la Cruz Roja insta a todos a que prueben sus detectores de humo cuando retrasen sus relojes. A medida que la temporada de otoño marca el comienzo de un clima frío, también aumenta el riesgo de incendios domésticos mortales. Esto se debe a que los equipos de calefacción son la segunda causa más común de muertes por incendios domésticos. Gire y pruebe el 1 de noviembre. Visite: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html

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Houston Red Cross provides services that assist disaster victims and military personnel and their families. Our Chapter also provides health and safety training as well as non-emergency medical transportation to the elderly, disabled or chronically ill. We also have International Services for refugees living in our area and an array of volunteer opportunities. Join us in our other social media spaces: Twitter https://twitter.com/RedCrossHouston Blog https://redcrosstexasgulfcoast.wordpress.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/TxGulfCoastRedCross/ Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/texasgulfcoastredcross/ Please note that this page is not monitored 24/7

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