Assistance available for those impacted by floods, current as of 5 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2016

HOUSTON, TX, June 5, 2016 —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.

The Red Cross will continue to serve lunch and dinner to those in shelters and they will serve meals as needed to residents who have been affected by the flooding.

Tomorrow the Red Cross will also be distributing cleanup supplies to families affected by the flooding in Montgomery and Harris Counties, as well as Fort Bend. Locations are to-be-determined. 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:

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

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

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

Calvary Baptist Church, 816 North Blair Ave, Cleveland, TX 77327
Liberty Community Center, 318 San Jacinto St, Liberty, TX 77575

Light Community Fellowship, 13 I-45 North, Willis, TX 77318
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 109 N. Frazier St, TX 77301

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

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

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

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, 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 to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

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


We will keep you apprised this week as weather develops. Please also follow us on Twitter: Houston: @RedCrossHouston │Southeast/Deep East Texas: @RedCrossSETX South Texas: @RedCrossSouthTX │ Coastal Bend: @RedCrossCBTX


Eric Oubre
Disaster Public Affairs
American Red Cross
Texas Gulf Coast Region
C (832) 544-5361

Jennifer M. Heisler
Public Affairs, Texas Floods
American Red Cross
843-412-0018 (call/text)

Mallory Brown Scheve
Public Affairs, Texas Floods
American Red Cross
Cell: (315) 601-7253