The American Red Cross announced Thursday morning that it was re-launching its financial assistance program for those most affected by Hurricane Harvey.

APPLY | Red Cross Harvey Help Immediate Assistance Program

From the Red Cross...

Today, the American Red Cross is restarting its program to deliver emergency financial assistance to those most affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Thanks to our generous donors, the Red Cross will provide $400 to qualified Texas households in 39* counties that were severely impacted by Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs right now.

People can apply on their cell phone, computer or tablet with a valid email address at Registration will remain open through October 10. Assistance for qualified households will be made available using several methods, including Zelle (electronic funds transfer to participating banks), MoneyGram, Walmart or PayPal. Applications will not be accepted through any other website or phone number.

The Red Cross is prepared to provide financial assistance to hundreds of thousands of households. The organization has already approved $45 million in financial assistance to more than 100,000 qualified households who needed immediate help.

The Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and people do not need to be American citizens to receive our assistance. We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to fraud and will aggressively pursue 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.

*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.