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Red Cross Shelter Update

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Harlingen, TX  – The American Red Cross, working in close coordination with emergency managers in the flood-affected counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy, have determined all shelters will transition back to each respective county Friday evening at 7 p.m. All residents have found alternate lodging and no longer need temporary emergency shelter.

Working tirelessly to meet one-on-one with shelter residents, English and Spanish-speaking Red Cross caseworkers have helped flood survivors create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance from the Red Cross and other agencies to address their specific disaster-caused emergency needs.


Since June 24, over 350 Red Cross workers, along with partners, have:

  • Served more than 85,000 meals and snacks
  • Distributed more than 26,000 relief supplies including comfort kits with hygiene items and clean-up kits
  • Provided over 1,200 overnight stays in shelters
  • Made more than 5,000 mental health or health-related contacts with flood survivors


Those with non-emergency flood-related needs are urged to call the American Red Cross at 1-866-526-8300 and select option 3.


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

Help people affected by disasters like severe storms, hurricanes and countless other crises by making a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small across the United States. Please consider making a donation today. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

LEARN MORE:  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 or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

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