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New Disaster Recovery information

Date: September 22, 2017


Red Cross Hurricane Harvey immediate assistance program--As we continue to provide food, shelter and comfort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross is delivering financial assistance to people who need it most.
Thanks to our generous donors, the Red Cross will provide $400 to qualified Texas households that were severely impacted by Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs right now.
Severely impacted households that need immediate assistance can apply at You can apply on your cell phone, computer or tablet with a valid email address. Registration will remain open through October 10.
•We expect the website to have sufficient capacity to handle all registrations; applications will not be accepted through any other website or phone number.
•Red Cross financial assistance is available for qualified households severely impacted with a pre-disaster address across the following 39 Texas counties, including Galveston and Harris.
•If qualified, applicants will be eligible for $400 per household to support emergency needs. This assistance will be made available using several methods, including Zelle (electronic funds transfer to participating banks), MoneyGram, Walmart or PayPal.
•Regardless of whether a household qualifies for financial assistance, other forms of Red Cross support will still be available for everyone affected. This support includes sheltering, cleaning supplies, food, health and mental health support, and spiritual care.
•The Red Cross has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to fraud and aggressively pursues fraudulent activities. If you are aware of fraud, please contact your local law enforcement or the Red Cross at or through the organization’s toll-free Concern Connection Line at 1-888-309-9679.

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is important for learning what assistance may be available to you.
The three FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers closest to Friendswood are:
--311 Pennsylvania Ave., Webster,
--400 W Walker St., League City, and,
--2401 Termini Dr., Dickinson.
Centers are open every day, 7-7 to get information about FEMA, Small Business Administration or other disaster assistance programs, and ask questions related to individual cases.  For more information, visit:

SBA Disaster Loan details
FEMA representatives are available to answer questions about the FEMA assistance process, look up individual cases, and register impacted residents. Contact FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or
The Friendswood Rotary Club Charitable Foundation is serving Friendswood flood victims with housing, clothing, and other basic needs. You can donate at The link accepts PayPal, credit, or debit cards. Financial donations to the Rotary Charitable Foundation may also be made through Hometown Bank of Friendswood.

FRIENDSWOOD LIBRARY provides 14 computer workstations with internet, printing, and scanning services. Reference librarians are available to assist with navigation, printing, scanning, and emailing of documents related to Disaster Assistance. Contact the Friendswood Library at 281-482-7135 for more information.