The American Red Cross Serving Central and South Texas is dedicated to serving our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in and around the region. This work is carried out every day by our dedicated staff and volunteers. Whether it’s serving our Armed Forces, offering lifesaving health safety and preparedness skills, or providing help and hope after a disaster, the Red Cross is there.
We are extremely proud of the great work our team is able to accomplish day-after-day, year-after-year. It is through generous donations and the hard work of our dedicated volunteers that we are able to serve our communities.
Disaster Cycle Services Supervisor Academy- January 2020
Volunteers from all over the region gathered in San Antonio to train and participate in simulations so that they could be promoted to Supervisor level in a Red Cross Disaster Relief Operation.
Disaster Relief Operations
This year, volunteers from our region deployed to 32 different DROs throughout the US and Puerto Rico.
Over 3,000 school children grades K-5 learned valuable information about flooding and home fires through our Prepare with Pedro and Pillowcase Project programs.
Sound the Alarm-Save a Life!
We held 12 regional Sound the Alarm events this year, installing 1081 alarms making 500 homes safer!
Red Cross volunteers were able to distribute 400 meals as well as drinks in a "drive through" to keep everyone safe from being exposed to COVID-19!
The event was sponsored by The Carver Kemp Neighborhood Association in conjunction with Bryan Rotary Club, The American Red Cross Serving the Heart of Texas, and the Minority Economic Revitalization Council. The BBVA Bank donated the water and drinks.
Responded to 903 local emergencies providing 4,357 with financial assistance
Installed 2,491 smoke alarms making 1,040 homes safer
Supported 2,189 local volunteers who worked 150,576 hours
Provided 22,654 services to 8,463 armed forces and their families
Provided resiliency workshops to 627 armed forces members and distributed 25,297 items
Helped 866 families create home fire escape plans and taught 3181 youth through our youth preparedness programs
Areas Of Work
When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to provide a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing, emotional support and hope to those affected.
We could have just the opportunity you’re looking for ... whether it's training to respond to disasters, supporting a blood drive, delivering messages to members of our military, or connecting families displaced by conflict, we hope you'll join our mission.
Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. Make a blood donation appointment with the American Red Cross today.
The American Red Cross Central Texas Region trains around 18000 people each year to prepare for, prevent, and respond to life-threatening emergencies through Babysitting, CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Learn to Swim programs.
Service to the Armed Forces
We relay urgent messages between U.S. service members and their families through our global communications.
To initiate an emergency message call 877-272-7337.
For all other military services, contact Wade Waldron, Interim Service to Armed Forces Director for the Central & South Texas Region at 254-206-6216.
Home Fire Campaign
The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25% over the next five years through the Home Fire Preparedness Safety Campaign.
With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
To initiate a Restoring Family Links case, contact Reihaneh Hajibeigi, Regional Volunteer Services Officer, at 512-410-9369.