Release: Chisholm Trail Chapter 10.14.08

October 15, 2008

Benefit Concert at Billy Bob’s Texas Raises $14,000 for Red Cross Disaster Relief

FORT WORTH, TX (October 14, 2008) – Thousands of fans and supporters of the American Red Cross turned out on Wednesday, October 8, at Billy Bob’s Texas to support the Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund and had some fun in the process. A celebration of KSCS The Big 96.3 Dorsey Gang’s 5,000th show grew into a benefit concert with performances by Lee Ann Womack, Lee Brice, Randy Hauser and Jamey Johnson, and featured Pat Green. Between box office ticket sales, auction items, merchandise sales and cash collections, $14,000 was raised for disaster relief.

Pat Green is a Fort Worth resident and member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. The three-time Grammy nominee was honored by the Red Cross in 2007 with the Crystal Cross award for his service to the organization. He understands the importance of giving back.

“Most of us have family or friends who were impacted by Hurricane Ike, so when the American Red Cross and KSCS asked if I could help, I was happy to jump in and do whatever I could,” Green said.

The American Red Cross has launched a $100 million fundraising campaign nationwide to cover the costs of massive relief efforts in response to a record-setting year of large-scale disasters. With half of hurricane season still left, the need for financial donations is great. The DFW Metroplex served as a temporary home to residents displaced by Hurricane Ike, with thousands of people seeking refuge in area Red Cross shelters.

“When people need help during disasters, they turn to the Red Cross. The Red Cross can always turn to Pat Green for his support of our work. He’s been a great friend to our organization and to those disaster victims who urgently need food, shelter and emotional support. I want to thank Pat for his generous support of the Disaster Relief Fund,” American National Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern said.

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Release: Fort Worth, Texas 10.3.08

October 4, 2008

Red Cross Still Providing Food, Shelter, and Comfort

More than 2,500 Red Cross workers are still on the ground in Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – October 3, 2008 –
The Hurricanes of 2008 have displaced thousands of people and destroyed homes across hundreds of miles in Texas. In addition to the hurricanes that swept through Texas, a record number of disasters beginning early in the year have kept the American Red Cross on the scene of tornadoes, floods, and wildfires.

The Red Cross continues to focus on providing the relief the American people depend on us to provide: a safe place to stay, access to food and water, health and mental health services, and the comfort that victims of disaster need.


  • More than 168,000 overnight stays in 261 shelters
  • The Red Cross has served over six million meals and snacks to those who have been affected by Hurricane Ike
  • More than 5,000 Red Cross workers have provided assistance to the relief operation
  • More than 190 Emergency Response Vehicles continue to support feeding and distribution operations
  • 70,523 clean-up kits and 37,028 comfort kits have been distributed
  • The Red Cross has had more than 19,000 health services contacts and 15,000 mental health contacts

To ensure the Red Cross continues its help for disaster victims, we need your help. We are calling on everyone to support the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund, which allows the Red Cross to provide help whenever and wherever disasters occur. The Disaster Relief Fund allows the Red Cross to assist those in need anywhere in the nation, and ensures that relief comes quickly.

Media Contact for this Release:

  • Diana Van Horn – (202) 716-9397

Photos: Cruz Roja Mexicana Assists with Relief Efforts

September 27, 2008

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Photos: Baytown, TX Shelter and Galveston, TX: 9.27.08

September 27, 2008

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Photos: Cleburne, TX Shelter 9.26.08

September 27, 2008

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Harold James Jr age 7 poses at Cleburne Shelter

DMHS volunteer Susan plays with client Chelsea Romar ARC nurse Gail Howatt assists client Mayra Reyes and 1 mo old Valerie Arriaga

Release: National 9.25.08

September 25, 2008

American Red Cross Receives $1 million from Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC

Donation Will Support 2008 Hurricane Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON, Thursday, September 25, 2008 – Shell and Motiva announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to support the organization’s large and lengthy hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. The Red Cross is continuing to provide lifesaving assistance to tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents affected by the recent hurricanes, Gustav and Ike.

“The Red Cross relies on the generous support of companies like Shell and Motiva, to meet the needs of those affected by this year’s storms,” said Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. “This has been an active year of disasters, which has depleted the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. We are grateful for this gift, which will help provide disaster relief to residents throughout Texas and Louisiana.”

“Shell and Motiva are committed to supporting the communities where our employees live and work and we understand firsthand the urgent need for assistance in this region.” said Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Company.

Red Cross disaster workers from every state have helped the millions of people affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. As of September 22, nine days after Ike’s landfall, more than 800,000 homes and buildings are still without power. The Red Cross is continuing to provide shelter, food and counseling to residents throughout the Gulf Coast. Red Cross mobile feeding vehicles are distributing meals throughout affected areas that are deemed safe.

Red Cross case workers stand ready to work with individuals and families to provide additional assistance based on the damage sustained to their homes, and are providing emotional care and comfort to help residents and emergency workers manage the stress and fear that accompanies all disasters. The organization will continue to mobilize volunteers and supplies, such as clean-up kits, to areas as needed.

People can join Shell and Motiva in supporting the Red Cross by donating to the Disaster Relief Fund. This fund enables the Red Cross to provide food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Hurricanes of 2008. Log-on to or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a donation.

About Shell Oil Company:

Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 109,000 people and operating in more than 130 countries and territories

About Motiva Enterprises LLC:
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva Enterprises LLC is a refining and marketing joint venture owned by affiliates of Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva’s marketing operations support a network of more than 8,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the eastern and southern United States. Company assets include three refineries located in Norco, Louisiana; Convent, Louisiana; and Port Arthur, Texas, currently capable of refining approximately 740,000 barrels per day, and ownership or partial interests in 41 product terminals. More information is available at

Audio: Red Cross volunteer expresses his pride in the Red Cross 9.25.08

September 25, 2008
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