About the American Red Cross in The North Texas Region
The American Red Cross of North Texas serves a population of over 9 million people across 121 counties in some of the state’s most geographically and weather-diverse landscapes.
Our compassionate volunteers care for and support our friends and neighbors who face the worst moments of their lives due to disasters. The Red Cross in North Texas works with the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the international Red Cross and Red Crescent network to serve our neighbors down the street, across the country and around the world.
Our mission at the Red Cross empowers people to become survivors. Through trainings and reinforcing preparedness steps, knowledge becomes action and action saves lives.
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A Brief History
The history of our chapter parallels the calamities and disasters that have occurred in the area. Hurricanes, floods, explosions, fires and the effects of war on local residents are backdrops to our continual story.
The history of our region
Opened multiple shelters, including a mega shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in downtown Dallas, to house evacuees during Hurricane Harvey
Following the city’s worst police shooting in July that killed five officers, the Dallas chapter organized a blood drive in the aftermath.
Responded to a deadly tornado that heavily damaged Dallas suburbs the day after Christmas. Shelters, damage assessment and disaster assistance were among many services we offered.
Opened our Digital Disaster Command Center, making our chapter one of three Red Cross ‘DigiDocs’ in the country.
Dallas chapter personnel were an integral part in the response to the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas
The Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves as a call center for loved ones to search for victims of the 9/11 attacks.
On March 28 the Great Tornado of Fort Worth ripped a path through the heart of the city while a second twister ravaged a highly populated Arlington neighborhood.
An EF-3 tornado tore through the Oak Cliff area in Dallas, killing 10 and destroying hundreds of homes.
The Tarrant County Chapter, later known as the Chisholm Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross is chartered.
The Trinity River floods, leaving 4,000 people homeless. A small group of passionate and committed individuals pulled together to support victims and later founded the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in 1911.