Thank You

October 27, 2008

This is the final post for the Hurricane Ike Online Newsroom. While this is the last post, the recovery and relief efforts will continue. We would like to thank the hard working Red Crossers in the field who made this disaster operation, as well as this website, successful. To all those in the affected areas, we wish you a swift and complete recovery.

National media contacts: Please contact (202) 303-5551 for additional public affairs information.

Local media contacts: Please contact your local chapter for additional public affairs information.

For Red Cross assistance or for any other inquiries, please contact 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Release: Greater Houston Area Chapter 9.17.08

September 18, 2008


Update #8 – 09/17/08 – 3:00 pm

The following additional shelters are now open:

  • American Legion Hall, 1704 S. Main, Anahuac, Texas 77514, Bear Creek UMC (NEW)
  • 16000 Rippling Water Drive Houston, Texas 77084, Church on the Rock(NEW)
  • 1221 Hwy 59 S, Livingston, Texas 77351, Fellowship of Huntsville, Church (NEW)
  • 3895 Hwy 30 West, Huntsville, Texas 77340
  • First Assembly Church, 601 S. Market St. Brazoria, Texas 77422
  • First Baptist of Dayton, 202 East Houston, Dayton, Texas 77535
  • Frontier Baptist Church, 3133 N. Valderas, Angelton, Texas 77515
  • Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 South Mason Rd, Katy, Texas 77450 (NEW)
  • Greater St. Matthew Church, 14919 S. Main,Houston, Texas 77035 (NEW)
  • Peace Lutheran Church, 6435 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas 77505
  • Memorial Baptist, 611 Sterling, Baytown, Texas 77520 (NEW)
  • Winnie Stowell Community Center, 202 S. Park, Winnie, TX 77665
  • Wooster Baptist Church, 7007 Bayway Drive, Baytown, Texas 77250

For current Shelter List information go to and 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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.

American Red Cross, in coordination with the Southern Baptist Convention, have three mobile kitchens open in Baytown, League City and Houston that serve between 20,000 and 50000 meals twice-daily for distribution in the affected areas by Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs).

Additional Resources:

Shelter Location Information: New Google Map Available

September 17, 2008