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Disaster Relief and Recovery

Evacuee assistance
Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross

Local offices of the Red Cross and their business numbers are:

Texas City Office
300 Lowry Expressway, #216
Texas City, Texas 77591
(409) 945-7200

Galveston Office
4700 Broadway Suite E104
Galveston, Texas 77551
(409) 750-9172

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Local offices of Catholic Charities are:

Galveston Office
4700 Broadway Suite F-130
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 762-2064

Texas City Office
Beacon of Hope Center
712 5th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 948-0405

United Way Mainland Communities
2800 Texas Avenue
Texas City, Texas 77590

The Salvation Army
Texas City Office
4210 Texas Avenue (F.M. 1765)
Texas City, Texas 77590

Dial 2-1-1 to find local community resources and services such as rent and utility assistance, food, emergency shelters, where to get employment help, medical and mental health assistance, help with transportation, and trained suicide intervention counseling. You can also get information on affordable child care, information about caring for an aging relative, or help recovering from a disaster.

If you are calling from outside of Texas, or have technical difficulties when dialing 2-1-1 from your mobile or office location phone, dial the alternate access number (877) 541-7905.

Register for federal disaster assistance online at For immediate disaster assistance from FEMA, call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).

Food banks and food pantries
Visit our Social Services and Community Resources page for this list.

Food stamps and vouchers
Visit our Social Services and Community Resources page for this info.

Internet access and charging stations
Libraries typically offer Internet access, printing and some computer assistance. Visit our Community Information page for a list and map of public libraries in Galveston County.

Address change
The Texas City post office is located at 2002 11th Avenue N., Texas City, TX 77590. Their phone number is (409) 948-1578.

An evacuee can go to any local post office to fill out a change of address form, even for temporary situations, and get mail forwarded to a new address. Additionally, addresses may be changed online at

Medical needs
Visit our Social Services and Community Resources page for this list of area medical service providers.

Community groups
Other local community groups are listed on our Social Services and Community Resources page.

For help in a crisis, you can contact Galveston County's crisis hotline.

For poison emergencies, you can contact Southeast Texas Poison Center.

Returning Home After a Disaster: Be Healthy and Safe
Prepared by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this website provides information on returning home after a hurricane is over and how to stay healthy and safe while cleaning up and recovering.

Cleaning and Sanitizing With Bleach after an Emergency
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides recipes to sanitize water, food containers, and other items after a natural disaster with cleaning solutions, such as bleach.

Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood
Red Cross checklist of steps to take to begin recovery.

Repairing Your Flooded Home
Published by the Red Cross, this online booklet provides guidelines for homeowners in the wake of a flood or water damage to their homes.

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