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American Red Cross
News Release
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Red Cross Volunteers Mobilized and Serving Those In Need

Hundreds of American Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to ensure there is food, shelter and comfort for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More than 1,800 people took refuge from the deadly storm Saturday night in 34 Red Cross and community shelters in Texas. The Red Cross has enough shelter supplies in Texas to support 28,000 people and supplies for an additional 22,000 people are on the way.

There are shelters open in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas, with more on standby to serve those in need. We want to assure the public that Red Cross volunteers are dedicated to providing assistance as quickly as possible. In some cases, volunteers are blocked by high water on roadways.  

As the water recedes, Red Cross vehicles will be out there as quickly as possible, serving hot meals and providing other needed assistance such as clean up kits and emotional support.

This is a disaster of unprecedented proportions for Houston and the Red Cross can’t do it alone. We’re working with many community partners and governmental agencies to ensure that needed relief arrives in a timely manner.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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