Red Cross to open resource center in SA for Hurricane Harvey victims

'One-Stop Shop' to offer relief, recovery resources

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - The American Red Cross and other local disaster assistance organizations will open a "one-stop shop" for survivors of Hurricane Harvey. 

The Multi-Agency Resource Center will open Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall C at 3201 E. Houston Street. 

Trained English and Spanish-speaking caseworkers will be available to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs. 

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Representatives from the San Antonio Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul, other government, nonprofit and religiously-affiliated disaster relief organizations will also be on hand to assist disaster survivors. 

"We're proud to join our partners to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey navigate the road to recovery," said Henry Van de Putte, executive director, of American Red Cross Serving Greater San Antonio. "Already, this community has pulled together to help our neighbors affected by this disaster, and we will continue to be here to help people in the weeks and months to come."   

Individuals and families can meet with agencies for referrals or other long-term recovery services if the family is not eligible for government assistance or if that assistance is inadequate to meet their needs.

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Individuals and families applying for assistance are required to bring identification showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies.

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