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American Red Cross
by Garrett Bryce
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Red Cross Services Update – Shelters, Meals, Cleanup Supplies
Assistance available for those impacted by floods, current as of 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016

HOUSTON —The American Red Cross and its partners are operating shelters, serving meals, and distributing supplies to help residents who have been impacted by storms and floods in Houston and the surrounding areas.

Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, June 5, the Red Cross will be serving lunch and dinner to residents who are in need of meals due to the flooding. The meals will be served daily at Red Cross shelters 12-12:30 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m..

Tomorrow the Red Cross will also be distributing cleanup supplies to families affected by the flooding at Foster Elementary, 1800 Trailwood Village Dr., Houston, TX, 9 a.m.-3 p.m..  Supplies that will be available include cleaning supplies such as squeegees, buckets, mops, gloves and bleach, bug spray, tarps and water.

The following shelters are currently offering a safe, dry place for families displaced by the flooding:

BRAZORIA COUNTY:

Christ Lutheran Church, 86 Plantation Court, Lake Jackson, TX, 77566

FORT BEND COUNTY:

First Baptist Church, 502 S. 5th St, Richmond, TX, 77469

HARRIS COUNTY:

New Light Christian Church, 1535 Greensmark, Houston, TX, 77067 

LIBERTY COUNTY:

Calvary Baptist Church, 816 North Blair Ave, Cleveland, TX 77327

Liberty Community Center, 318 San Jacinto St, Liberty, TX 77575

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:

Light Community Fellowship, 13 I-45 North,  Willis, TX 77318

SAN JACINTO COUNTY:

Shepherd Community Center, 10251 Hwy 150, Shepherd, TX, 77371

TYLER COUNTY:

True Vine Baptist Church, 2626 US Hwy 69, Doucette, TX 75942

WALLER COUNTY:

Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, 1214 FM 359, Brookshire, TX 77423

These shelters give residents evacuated due to storms and flooding a safe, dry place to sleep, meals, and other services.

The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to a shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. It's also important not to forget special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and other items for family members who have unique needs.

An easy way to find an open shelter is to download the free Red Cross Emergency App. The app displays open Red Cross shelters on an easy to use map interface and is updated every 30 minutes. The app is available in app stores by searching for the Red Cross Emergency or by going to redcross.org/apps.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. People can help by donating to Red Cross Texas Floods and Tornadoes by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Another way people can help is to become a Red Cross volunteer. The donated time and talent of a Red Cross volunteer can make a real difference in people’s lives. Go to redcross.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

For updates, follow your local American Red Cross on Twitter: @RedCrossHouston




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