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Red Cross to Open Resource Center in Van, Texas

Red Cross - Texas - Resource Center Open in Van, TX
Affected Residents Encouraged to Meet with Organizations to Begin Recovery

There is a new statewide hotline number for anyone impacted by this week’s storms in Texas. The number is 877-500-8645.

VAN, TEXAS, May 13, 2015 – The American Red Cross and partner agencies have coordinated efforts to open a Multi-Agency Resource Center to help residents of Van, Texas following a devastating tornado that claimed lives and destroyed or substantially damaged more than 120 homes. The Center will be located at the Van Community Center, 310 Chestnut in Van. Hours for Thursday will be 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours will be from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Families can meet with agencies such as the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Texas Baptist Men, Victim Relief Ministries, Christian Aid Ministries-Disaster Response, Lions Club, Health & Home Services and others.

The Multi-Agency Resource Center is designed to be a one-stop-shop for affected residents as they begin the initial stages of recovery.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @redcross.