The American Red Cross of Greater Houston provides service in the following main areas: disaster relief and preparedness education; assistance for military personnel, veterans and their families; health and safety courses and the distribution of life-saving blood products approximately ten Houston area hospitals.
The best way to provide immediate relief to your neighbors facing emergencies is through a monetary donation to local charities in Houston. To help support your neighbors and your community, American Red Cross disaster assistance programs rely heavily on the generous financial support of citizens in the Greater Houston Area. Even if you only have a few dollars to spare, your donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund will make a significant difference in the lives of those facing disasters. Make a one-time Houston charity donation for neighbors in need by donating online, by phone, or by mail, or set up a recurring monthly donation to make an even bigger difference. Change Lives with Your Gift. Donate Now.
Aside from supporting local charities in Houston with a monetary donation, you can contribute to the humanitarian work we do here at the American Red Cross by volunteering with us in the Greater Houston, TX area. We have many volunteer opportunities available, including disaster relief, health and safety, facility management, and service to the Armed Forces. We also have positions focused on professional specialties like IT, photography, and more. Your time and talent can make a real difference.
Learn and become certified in various lifesaving skills with the American Red Cross near Houston, TX. We have both online and in-person training for our selection of classes, including training, CPR certification and CPR classes, and first aid and water safety training.Training + Certification: Simple, Fast, And Easy
Charles Blake, Jr. is presently the Chief Executive Officer, Texas Gulf Coast Region, American Red Cross. He formally held the position of Division Disaster Executive for the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services, in 12 states of the US to include the southwest border from Texas to Arizona.
He’s been affiliated with Red Cross for 41 years. Throughout his career, he was assigned to lead a variety of national Disaster Response Operations. Mr. Blake has served with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as the lead relief delegate in Sri Lanka, managing the organization and distribution of Red Cross supplies and equipment during the tsunami relief efforts. In 2006, he received the prestigious International Humanitarian Award from the Red Cross. Prior to employment with the Red Cross Charles worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and in the aviation industry.
Steve Brown, Interim Chairman
Kathleen Clark, Vice Chair
Ramon “Mick” Cantu
Kathleen Harrington Clark
Keith J. Davis, Sr.
Elizabeth L. Ghrist
Judge George Hanks, Jr.
James L. Phillips
Corporate and Community Partners
Cabot Oil & Gas
Centerpoint Energy Inc
CNOOC Petroleum International
CRANE ChemPharma & Energy
Crestwood Equity Partners
DPIS Builder Services
Emerson Automation Solutions
Enbridge Energy, LP
Ernst & Young – Houston
Marathon Oil Corp.
Mustang Machinery Company (Mustang CAT)
Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy)
Price Gregory International, Inc
Reliant / NRG Energy
Shell Oil Company
Wells Fargo Bank
Do You Need Assistance?
Have you been affected by a home fire or other disaster?
Do you need information about giving blood, or would you like to set up a blood drive?
Information on blood drives, blood donation appointments as well as your personal blood donor account can be found on our Red Cross Blood website (click the link below). You may also call us 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Are you a member of the military and need assistance?
We provide help for members of the military, veterans and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Call 1-877-272-7337 (24 hours a day) or click below to learn more.