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Red Cross Helps Flood Survivors Transition, Final Shelter Close

Red Cross Helps Flood Survivors Transition, Final Shelter Close
We know that there is a long road ahead for the families impacted by these floods

After providing thousands of overnight shelter stays for people across Central Texas in the three weeks since the Halloween floods, the American Red Cross, the City of Austin, Travis County and many other nonprofit agencies have worked to transition the final shelter residents out of the Dittmar Recreation Center and onto the path to recovery.

Families that were staying at the shelter have been provided personalized recovery assistance from caseworkers with the Red Cross, City of Austin and Travis County, with help from Austin Disaster Relief Network, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities and Lutheran Disaster Services.

“We know that there is a long road ahead for the families impacted by these floods,” said Katie Braymer, Regional Disaster Officer for the American Red Cross Central and South Texas Region. “Our staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to meet their needs so far, and we have convened an excellent team of partner agencies to help them transition into recovery.”

In response to the Fall floods in Texas, the Red Cross has opened 26 shelters, served nearly 48,000 meals and snacks, distributed nearly 30,000 clean up supplies, provided more than 2,800 health and mental health services and mobilized more than 650 staff and volunteers.

To help the Red Cross respond to this and other disasters big and small, visit redcross.org/donate or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.