The power of the American Red Cross relies on your generous donations and the tireless efforts of our volunteers, employees, board members and community partners — dedicated people who will continue to make a difference for thousands of lives in 2024 and beyond. As we close out 2023, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season, and invite you to review some of our region's proudest and most memorable moments.
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News Story: Recovering from a devastating fire
Julius was working overtime Monday evening as he did many times during the week. He was looking forward to going home and getting some much-needed rest when he got a call he would never forget. His apartment was on fire.
News Story: At one of life’s critical turning points, Red Cross SAF was there to help
In a moment of severe family crisis, Colten Kelley was confronted with a difficult decision that could have altered his life’s trajectory. But thanks to the American Red Cross, he was able to address the needs of his family without harming his future.
News Story: Nancy Meidinger - Riding the wave of 70 years of service
From her days as a Girl Scout, candy-striper and “Gray Lady” to the present day, the eternally youthful Nancy Meidinger has enjoyed a rich 70-year history as a volunteer and staff member with the American Red Cross.
“I heard a loud roaring noise and in a blink of an eye everything went black, and my roof was gone.”
That is how military veteran Abelardo Camacho remembers his Saturday morning when an EF-1 tornado struck down in the city of Laguna Heights.
When six-year-old Claire Stewart was given the task of learning and writing about a hero, she chose Clara Barton. Little did the Corpus Christi kindergartener know that she, in turn, would become a Red Cross hero, herself.
News Story: Red Cross partners with Houston non-profit to help underserved populations
The Texas Gulf Coast Region of the American Red Cross has partnered with Houston’s Center for Pursuit in an effort to help a diverse and historically underserved population better prepare for disasters.
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News Story: A boy’s heartwarming birthday
No child should have to experience their birthday in a shelter without the warmth of a birthday party that brings the shelter together. The shelter at Revive Church in Pasadena, Texas experienced just that.
News Story: Two Texans Receive National Red Cross Lifesaving Awards
What started out as “a normal day” at community swimming pool last summer was anything but, when a lifeguard’s quick response saved two lives within minutes of each other, earning two Texans national recognition from American Red Cross.
Red Cross volunteer Gary Craig can do just about anything tech-related. He recently volunteered at the Harvest Church in Jasper, Texas, when wildfires impacted many families in the region. He is a technology services associate and says he’s happy to help