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American Red Cross

SAN ANTONIO — The American Red Cross is opening multiple pop up shelters throughout the city for Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Below is a list, but if you’d like more information on finding a shelter near you, click here.

A Volunteer Intake Center will also be opening up on Saturday, Aug. 26. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 3642 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX, 78219. For more information, call
(210) 224-5151.

Kerrville County

The City of Kerrville and Kerr County have opened a shelter for those who have self-evacuated due to Hurricane Harvey. The American Red Cross will provide a cot, blankets, and two hot meals a day for those staying. Registration is required for all self-evacuees.

The shelter is located at Kerrville Bible Church (898 Harper Rd N, Kerrville, TX). All Kerrville hotels are at full capacity.

Self-evacuees with pets are encouraged to go to the Hill Country Youth Event Center, located at 3785 Highway 27 East in Kerrville. Each pet should arrive at the center with it’s own kennel or cage, leash and water bowl.

For more information contact:

  • Dub Thomas, Kerr County/City of Ingram Emergency Management Coordinator at 830-739-9590. Or email: WThomas@co.kerr.tx.us
  • Roger Lampman, City of Kerrville Emergency Management Coordinator at 830-329-6599. Or email: Roger.Lampmanjr@kerrvilletx.gov

Schreiner University

There will be a Red Cross shelter at Schreiner University located at 2100 Memorial Blvd. Building 35, Kerrville, Texas 78028

San Antonio

There will be a Red Cross shelter located at 1734 Centennial Blvd., San Antonio, TX, 78211.

South San ISD has also teamed up with the Red Cross and opened up Kazen Middle School, located at 1520 Gillette Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78224, to 150 evacuees. Warm meals, security and medical aid will be available.

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New Braunfels

The Red Cross has also opened up a shelter in New Braunfels at Churchill Middle School located at 1275 N. Building 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Those who are in town with RV’s may go to the County Fairplex for hookups. All hotels in the area are full.

San Marcos Opens Shelter for Local Residents

The City of San Marcos is opening a shelter Saturday for local residents who want to escape flooding in the area. The shelter will be located at the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins and will open at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Family Shelter reached full capacity Thursday night, but is referring overflow to the Bexar County Reception Center at 201 Gembler Road.

You may take your pet and volunteers will check your pet into an emergency shelter. If you want to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey, visit www.helpsalvationarmy.org or call

First responders

Judge Nelson Wolff said 600-700 beds are currently inside the Freeman Coliseum to house first responders coming in from around the state.

Shelter in Poteet

The Atascosa County Emergency Management Office said the American Red Cross will be opening a shelter at the Poteet High School Gym at 6 p.m., Aug. 25. For more information, monitor the ACEMO Facebook page or call (830) 769-9348.

Uvalde Shelter Open

The mayor has opened a temporary shelter for coastal evacuees at the Civic Center on Main Street. Those who are in town with RV’s may go to the County Fairplex for hookups. All hotels in the area are full.

Where You Can Volunteer

Red Cross

Those interested in volunteering can find more information on the Red Cross website. You can call 311 for more information on how to volunteer.

On Friday, the Red Cross expressed an urgent need for volunteers and received an overwhelming number of volunteers. The Red Cross is working to organize volunteer efforts and is instructing those wishing to volunteer to fill out an application on the Red Cross website.

Volunteers will be contacted when and if there is a need for volunteers.

Red Cross Phone Bank

KSAT 12 Community partners will host a phone bank for the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The phone bank is scheduled for Monday from noon until 7 p.m.

The number to call is 210-351-1363.

You can donate to the Red Cross now by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes.

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Animal Shelters

The city’s animal shelters are taking in evacuees’ pets. Animal shelters are asking for blankets, crates, towels, dog food, cat food and newspapers.

Those donations can be dropped off at Animal Care Services at ACS’ main campus at 4710 State Highway 151.

San Antonio Pets Alive! is asking for monetary donations. Donations can be made on their website.

As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, ACS received 42 dogs and 29 cats.

Blood Bank

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is in critical need of blood donations. Donors can find the nearest donor room and schedule a donation by calling 210-731-5590 or visiting SouthTexasBlood.org

Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is asking for nonperishable food, water, baby food, diapers, new or packaged clothing (used clothing will not be accepted) and water donations.

Donations can be dropped off at the San Antonio Food Bank at 5200 Enrique M. Barerra Parkway between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mayor Nirenberg announced all city council district offices would be converted to donation sites.

Donations Needed

  • Medical Supplies
  • Clothing
  • Towels
  • Baby items (clothing, diapers, formula, wipes, food, etc.)
  • Gift Cards to Walmart, Target, HEB, Home Depot