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Your South Texas Chapter maintains a Disaster Action Team available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to disasters. Each year, we assist victims of more than 270 home fires and other disasters.

All Red Cross assistance is given free of charge, made possible by the generous contribution of people's time, money, and skills.

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs. In addition to these services, the Red Cross disaster relief assistance is given to individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal daily activities. The Red Cross feeds disaster victims and emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products, and helps those affected by disaster to access other available resources. 


Our local Red Cross volunteer and paid staff often serve on relief operations for major national disasters. This improves their training and skills, and assures that Red Cross workers will be available to our community should a major disaster occur here. 


The Red Cross works the year round with city, county and state emergency management agencies to facilitate disaster preparedness and planning. Ongoing efforts continue to recruit and train volunteers, and secure resources for shelter, communications and supplies. 



American Red Cross - South Texas Red Cross

P.O. Box 2202, Harlingen, TX 78551-2202
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Pharr Office
425 W. State St.
office: (956) 787-7851   fax: (956) 787-6841
Marta Fuentes-Service Center Coord.
Harlingen Office-Headquarters
6914 W. Expressway 83
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Chris Delgado-Service Center Coord.


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