American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region

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Basic Information

Address: Houston, TX
Phone Number: 281-733-4162

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American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region
American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Disaster Relief, Military/Veterans, International, Blood
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: All of the Texas Gulf Coast
Ages for Volunteer: 13+, some programs are 16+ or 18+
Hours of Service: 24/7
Minimum Hours Required: 1 hour every 6 months, programs may have higher minimums
Days of Service: 7 days per week
Mission Statement:

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

Program History:

Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world. In 2021, the Red Cross celebrated 140 years of compassionate service. Learn how we commemorated our anniversary.

Even while the Red Cross adapts to meet the changing needs of the people we serve, we always stay true to those roots. Are you familiar with the classic images of Red Cross nurses helping American soldiers and civilian war victims during World War I? In fact, as you read this Red Cross staff and volunteers are still deploying alongside America’s military. Maybe you’ve taken a class through the Red Cross, such as first aid certification or how to swim. Did you know we’ve been offering similar training since the early 1900s? Have you ever given blood or received donated blood? The Red Cross developed the first nationwide civilian blood program in the 1940s and we still provide more than 40% of the blood products in this country.

Today, as throughout our long history, the Red Cross depends on generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. We invite you to learn about our history and hope you will feel inspired to become more involved with the Red Cross.


Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.

Additional Information:

The American Red Cross is involved in a myriad of programs and services that alleviate human suffering during times of emergency. Whether it's meeting with a family after they have had a home fire to ensure that they have safe place to stay, food to eat and clothes to wear or whether it's supporting a military family through an emergency communication to their soldier - Red Cross volunteers are there!

To learn more about these opportunities please visit If you would like to speak with someone directly to find the right opportuntity for you, please follow this link: