Deadline to apply for $400 in assistance from Red Cross is Tuesday night

BEAUMONT - The deadline to apply for $400 in assistance from the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey is Tuesday night just before midnight.

Applications for the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey financial assistance is at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 according to a release from the Red Cross.

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From the American Red Cross...

The deadline to apply for American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey financial assistance is 11:59p.m. on October 10, 2017.

This Red Cross financial assistance of $400 is available to qualifying households that were severely impacted by Harvey within 39 Texas counties*.

The focus of the financial assistance program is to deliver funds to households whose primary residence was severely affected by the storm, who were displaced for several days and who have expressed an immediate need for help with life-sustaining items.

The application is available at redcross.org/HHIA.

As of October 9, the Red Cross has authorized payment of $400 to more than 477,000 households severely affected by Hurricane Harvey.

That’s more than $190 million in direct financial assistance, and we continue to process applications.

Applicants will be asked to provide basic identifying information and answer questions regarding the ways that Hurricane Harvey impacted their household.

After completing the application, candidates will receive follow up communication regarding their application status.

Applicants may call 800-RED-CROSS with questions or for assistance, but should expect significant wait times due to current call times and volumes. Duplicate applications only slow the process down.

Applicants who do not qualify for financial assistance may still receive services including access to shelter, food, relief supplies and basic medical, mental and spiritual care. Receiving Red Cross financial assistance does not impact one’s qualification for FEMA assistance.

More than five weeks after Hurricane Harvey came ashore, the Red Cross is still on the ground, part of a large team of agencies and organization responding to provide help to communities turned upside down by these storms.

A few fast facts include:

  • Sunday night, more than 900 people stayed in six Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas.

  • Along with our partners, we have served more than 4.2 million (4,251,000) meals and snacks in Texas and Louisiana.

  • More than 1,050 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground in Texas now.

  • As many as 163 emergency response vehicles are helping to deliver meals and relief supplies across the hardest-hit areas of Texas.

  • Red Cross volunteers have provided more than 118,000 mental health and health services to support and care for people in Texas and Louisiana.

  • We’ve distributed more than 1.5 million (1,581,000) relief items like diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, coolers, and comfort kits containing deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items, in Texas and Louisiana.

*Counties: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzalez, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton.

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