Red Cross Shelter opens in Travis County

AUSTIN TX, May 29, 2016 — Due to the severe weather that made its way through Travis County over the course of Memorial Day weekend, many homes and residences were damaged by the floods. The American Red Cross serving Central Texas will be opening a shelter at Parker Lane United Methodist Church; 2105 Parker Lane, Austin, TX 78741 beginning today, Sunday, May 29th at 5 PM. Residents in need of shelter are encouraged to come. Meals and snacks will be served to residents.

Red Cross volunteers will begin disaster assessment in the affected areas to assist families who have had damage to their homes due to the high rainfall and flooding.

If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance please direct them to the American Red Cross serving Central Texas, 1-800-928-4271. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.