Changes to sheltering and feeding operations for those affected by floods, current as of 5 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2016

 HOUSTON, TX, June 16, 2016 —The American Red Cross will be closing four shelters and ending feeding operations on Friday, June 17. 

 As waters recede and people return to their homes in southeast Texas, needs have changed.  The American Red Cross has worked with all remaining shelter clients to ensure they have safe places to stay.  After consulting with government officials and local partners, four Red Cross shelters are scheduled for closure tomorrow:

FORT BEND COUNTY First Baptist Church, 502 S. 5th St, Richmond, TX, 77469 Closing at 10 a.m. Friday

HARRIS COUNTY  New Light Christian Church, 1535 Greensmark, Houston, TX, 77067 Closing at 10 a.m. Friday

LIBERTY COUNTY  Liberty Community Center, 318 San Jacinto St, Liberty, TX 77575 Closing at 10 a.m. Friday

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 109 N. Frazier St, TX 77301 Closing at 10 a.m. Friday

The Brazoria County shelter at Christ Lutheran Church, 86 Plantation Court, Lake Jackson, TX, 77566 will remain open Friday.

The Red Cross will end feeding operations on Friday at the following locations:

FORT BEND COUNTY Rosenberg:  Last meal will be supper on Friday, June 17

MONTGOMERY COUNTY  Conroe:  Last meal will be lunch on Friday, June 17 


The Red Cross continues distributing clean-up kits.  Distribution in Brazoria County will be at the Bar X Community Center in Holiday Lakes.

Red Cross caseworkers are in the field servicing people affected by flooding.  Caseworkers are working with clients on an individual basis to develop plans and meet needs.  When appropriate, caseworkers may offer direct client assistance or referrals to partners.. 


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
(832) 544-5361

Elizabeth Morse
Public Affairs, Texas Floods
American Red Cross
Cell: (775) 200-4806