Red Cross Expanding Flood Relief Services

This message from Anita Foster, Public Information Officer, American Red Cross

Following devastating flooding across Hood and Parker counties, the American Red Cross is finalizing plans to open two new flood recovery service centers tomorrow. Red Cross caseworkers will be available at each location to help families determine their most pressing needs. On top of receiving financial assistance to purchase groceries, new shoes, new clothing, replace medications and other essentials, flood victims can also pick up cleaning supplies such as squeegees, mops, bleach, gloves and more. The centers will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, Red Cross teams will also fan out across the counties to drop off supplies, water and meals to those clearing debris in their neighborhoods.

Flood Recovery Service Center Locations
Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

First Christian Church of Granbury
2109 West Highway 377, Granbury, Texas
**Mission Granbury will also be available at the center to meet with families

Horseshoe Bend Volunteer Fire Department
7001 Brazos Trail, Weatherford, Texas

Anyone who can’t make it to a service center should call 1-800-RED-CROSS for guidance on meeting with the Red Cross.

Disaster Distress Helpline:

Given the repeat nature of disasters across Texas, many families are experiencing weather fatigue and could need additional assistance from professional counselors. The American Red Cross has partnered with the Disaster Distress Helpline which can be accessed by anyone needing to talk at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting TalkWithUs to 66746.

Shelter Locations:

Granbury: First Christian Church, 2901 W. Hwy 377. Follow the signs to the Red Cross entrance.

How to Help:

The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of Americans to respond to disasters big and small. Help is desperately needed in Texas. To make a contribution to support Texans across the state, go to http://www.redcross.org/donate.

Anyone needing information on Red Cross services is urged to call 1-800-RED-CROSS or follow @RedCrossDFW on Twitter.

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