American Red Cross taking donations for Texas wildfire relief

POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 3:10pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

The American Red Cross is known for its assistance in disaster areas, so its response to the massive fires in Texas isn't any different.

While there are many ways to support your local community in time of need, the Red Cross says there is always another disaster looming, and they give suggestions on how you can best help your community.

"Disasters occur everyday," Sandra Hodo, CEO of the Heart of Texas chapter of the American Red Cross said.

"And so for our neighbors to be prepared, for the Red Cross to be able to be prepared to help them, the best way to do it is through our disaster relief fund," she said.

If you're looking for a more hands-on way to help, download a volunteer application at, and you could start donating your time.

The Red Cross can only receive monetary donations at this time.

But the easiest way to donate is to text "Red Cross" to 90999, and a $10 donation will be sent to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Donations can also be received by phone, online or by mail.

Your donation will contribute directly to the wildfires in Texas and where there's the greatest need.


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