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Texas Disaster Relief

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
05/27/15  8:20 PM PST
Texas Disaster Relief

Everything certainly is bigger in Texas – even our weather. We are happy to share that Shield HealthCare’s Houston, Dallas and Plano Area employees are all OK, and we are working quickly to navigate damaged roads and recover full shipping capacity in affected areas. If you are a Shield HealthCare customer affected by the storms, please be advised:

  • Shield HealthCare is open in all locations and taking orders
  • If your medical supply delivery may be delayed by the weather, we will contact you by phone
  • Shield HealthCare is working quickly to deliver supplies to customers in damaged areas

We hope all our customers are safe, and we encourage you to avoid travel if possible. Shield HealthCare will continue to do everything we can to support our community through this difficult time.

To find a shelter, call: 877-500-8645

*If you are having a health emergency or are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911.

How You Can Help

The following list of resources are available for those affected by the storms, as well as those looking to help:

Food Banks

If you are looking to donate, some of the most needed items for disaster relief include:

  • High-protein canned meals with pop-top lids
  • Paper goods and products, including disinfectant wipes
  • Ready-to-eat single serving meals that do not require refrigeration or cooking
  • High-energy nutritious snacks such as raisins, granola bars, crackers and peanut butter

Click here for a list of 32 food pantries in the Houston area: Houston Area Food Pantries

Click here for a list of 53 food pantries in the Dallas area: Dallas Area Food Pantries

Click here for a list of 10 food pantries in the Plano area: Plano Area Food Pantries

Click here for a list of 9 food pantries in the Fort Worth area: Fort Worth Food Pantries

Or find your closest Food Bank by city here: Food Bank by City


211 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need.  Find more information on flooding and find local recovery resources by calling 211, or visit the website here: www.211texas.org

Disaster Recovery Efforts

American Red Cross – The American Red Cross is opening shelters and helping to provide disaster relief for residents throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Houston and Central Texas areas. Click here for more information on how you can help: Red Cross Dallas/Forth WorthRed Cross Houston or Red Cross Austin

The Statewide Red Cross Hotline for those impacted by the storms is: 877-500-8645

To find a shelter, call: 877-500-8645

United Way for Greater Austin The United Way has set up a disaster recovery fund to assist those affected by the current floods in the coming days, weeks and months. Click here for more information: Central Texas Flood Recovery Efforts

Salvation Army – The Salvation Army of Greater Houston continues to be on call and is assisting the Greater Houston Area in any way they can. Click here for more information: Greater Houston Emergency Disaster Services

Animal Rescue

Humans aren’t the only ones affected by the devastating storms, and local animal rescue groups are also in need.

Dallas area pet shelters include:

Or click here for a full list of Dallas area animal shelters: More Dallas Area Shelters

Houston area pet shelters include:

Or click here for a full list of Houston area animal shelters: More Houston Area Shelters

Central Texas pet shelters include:

Or click here for a list of Texas animal shelters by city: Texas Animal Shelters by City

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