Celebrating a Century of Service to the Coastal Bend Area, the American Red Cross has been here for people in the Coastal Bend area during the moments when they needed us the most, helping thousands of people affected by local disasters including home fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. From health and safety classes, support of military members, their families and veterans, the Red Cross has helped make our communities safer and more prepared for what may come in the next 100 years.
We share a rich history with the communities we serve. During our very first year as an official chapter of the American Red Cross, the devastating 1916 Texas Hurricane made landfall just south of Corpus Christi destroying most of the buildings in Port Aransas, including the historic Tarpon Inn. Once rebuilt in 1923 with impressive reinforcements and a protected shelter, it has housed many residents during storms and served as headquarters for the Red Cross. The history of the Coastal Bend area cannot be told without including the Red Cross.
We humbly ask that you join us in our celebration of 100 years of humanitarian service as we highlight the lifesaving role of the Red Cross in our communities today. Together we can build the foundation in making our communities stronger and more resilient in the next 100 years. Volunteer, Donate, Celebrate.