As a volunteer nurse on the battlefields of the American Civil War, Clara Barton saw the poor condition of the military troops firsthand. She became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.” The chapters within the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region helps service members return home to see their families in a time of emergency. By calling us, you will access a wide variety of services available to both military members and their dependents, for both emergency and non-emergency situations.
Annually, the American National Red Cross responds to over 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters. Locally, the chapter responds to a home fire every 18 hours, with the help of our Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region provides health and safety training that equips people of all ages to prevent, prepare for and respond to life threatening emergencies. Our health and safety courses cover more than 50 topics such as first aid and CPR, use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), babysitter's training, swimming and aquatic safety, instructor training and much more.
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733 2767)
We help people in emergencies every day. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Red Cross mission and constitute 96 percent of our workforce! Our vital work is made possible by people just like you who want to make a difference in the community. The American Red Cross needs you!
Debra Murphy-Luera, Regional Chief Operating Officer, 361-887-9991, ext. 5512
The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people around the world prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies, and life-threatening health conditions.