South Texas

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Welcome to the American Red Cross of South Texas

The American Red Cross has been serving the Rio Grande Valley since 1917. Its history is replete with examples of everyday people doing extraordinary deeds to alleviate human suffering.

The American Red Cross of South Texas serves four counties: Willacy, Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr County. Under the leadership of our board, we continue the proud tradition of helping Valley residents prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Regional Leadership

Debra Murphy

Debra Murphy-Luera, Regional Chief Operating Officer

Debra has served in a variety of capacities within the American Red Cross for over 15 years. Prior to being appointed Chief Administrative Officer, Debra served as Interim Regional Chapter Executive, Regional Support Manager of the Corpus Christi Region; Chapter Solutions Manager for the Southwest Service Area and Executive Director of the Webb County Chapter. Prior to her service with the American Red Cross, Debra spent over twenty years in the broadcasting industry. Debra earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University. A native of Wyoming, Debra currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas is married with three step-children and four step-grandchildren.