American Red Cross shelters open for people displaced during Hurricane Harvey

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UPDATE: American Red Cross Closes Chinese Community Center Shelter Due To High Water

— Due to high water, the American Red Cross has closed the shelter housed at the Chinese Community Center (9800 Town Park Drive). There were no residents in the shelter at the time of the closure. The M.O. Campbell Education Center remains available.

The American Red Cross has opened several shelters in an effort to help those displaced from flooding and damages due to Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to find the nearest location available.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has asked the American Red Cross to open two shelters to ensure the safety of those in the community facing possible widespread damage due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

“Opening shelters for Houstonians is the next step in calm care for our city as we face the prospect of several days of heavy rain,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “We want to assure people who live in flood prone areas, as well our most vulnerable residents, that resources will be available if they need them. With the experience of the American Red Cross on our side, we will continue to muster every available resource to protect all residents as much as possible from this very unpredictable threat.”

Shelters in the Houston area now open are:

Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Dr.

Houston, Texas 77036


M.O. Campbell Education Center

1865 Aldine Bender Rd.

Houston, Texas 77032

“We are in complete agreement with the Mayor and share the same commitment to the safety of our citizens,” said David Brady, Regional Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross of the Texas Gulf Coast. “We will continue working with the City to ensure all citizens receive food, shelter and comfort in the wake of this horrific storm.”

A third shelter will be open shortly at a site to be determined jointly by the City of Houston and the Red Cross.

In addition, the Red Cross is also seeking volunteers to help with warehousing, shelter management, supply distribution and administrative support. If interested in becoming a volunteer, please go to

The Red Cross depends on financial donations to provide disaster relief immediately. To help people affected by this disaster, please visit the American Red Cross website, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.