Red Cross Announced Partial List of Houston Shelters

We have received the following information on Houston area shelters open tonight from the Red Cross.





The following shelters are now open:

Sugar Land First United Methodist Church

431 Eldridge

Sugarland, Texas 77481

First Assembly Church

601 S. Market St.

Brazoria, Texas 77422


Lindale Assembly of God

504 Caplin

Houston, Texas 77022


Richey Street Baptist Church

1010 S. Richey

Pasadena, Texas 77506


Family Faith Church

2407 Sam Houston Ave.

Huntsville, Texas 77320


Johnson Coliseum

Sam Houston State University

1964 Bobby K. Marks

Huntsville, Texas 77320


Huntsville High School

650 FM 2821 E.

Huntsville, Texas 77320

For current Shelter List information go to and 1-800 RED CROSS.


People coming to Red Cross shelters should bring:  Pillows and bedding; diapers and formula for your children; prescription medicines; toiletries; food to meet any special dietary needs they may have. These current shelters

can not accommodate pets. 


To help people reconnect after a disaster, we encourage evacuees to register with the Red Cross website Safe and Well,  Evacuees' friends and family can check the website and know they are safe.


Earlier today forty-eight Emergency Response Vehicles, from Red Cross Chapters nationwide, came to Houston to assist with delivering food and water to shelters and later on, to neighborhoods and distribution points. Mobile Feeding Kitchens will be set up within the next day or two in affected communities.


Red Cross damage assessment teams today drove through five affected communities to determine the extent of the storm damage.  They are surveying damage in:  City of Galveston, League City, Texas City, Deer Park and La Porte. Knowing how many homes are extensively damaged or destroyed helps the Red Cross estimate how much shelter space and food is needed.


The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting