Red Cross Assistance Program

As the American Red Cross continues to provide food, shelter and comfort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, they delivering financial assistance to people who need it most.

Severely impacted households that need immediate assistance can apply at the American Red Cross website. You can apply on your cell phone, computer or tablet with a valid email address. Registration will remain open through October 10.

  • We expect the website to have sufficient capacity to handle all registrations; applications will not be accepted through any other website or phone number.
  • Red Cross financial assistance is available for qualified households severely impacted with a pre-disaster address across the following 39 Texas counties: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzalez, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton.
  • If qualified, applicants will be eligible for $400 per household to support emergency needs. This assistance will be made available using several methods, including Zelle (electronic funds transfer to participating banks), MoneyGram, Walmart or PayPal.
  • Regardless of whether a household qualifies for financial assistance, other forms of Red Cross support will still be available for everyone affected. This support includes sheltering, cleaning supplies, food, health and mental health support, and spiritual care.
  • The Red Cross has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to fraud and aggressively pursues fraudulent activities. If you are aware of fraud, please contact your local law enforcement or email the Red Cross or contact them through the organization's toll-free Concern Connection Line at 1-888-309-9679.

All Red Cross services, including financial assistance, are available to whoever needs it, regardless of nationality, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. The Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and people do not need to be American citizens to receive our assistance.

Red Cross Assistance Information (PDF)