HOUSTON — The American Red Cross continued its efforts Monday to provide assistance to Texas residents still struggling to get back on their feet following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
In Houston, long lines formed outside several Walmart stores as people went to collect $400 for their households as a part of the organization’s Immediate Assistance Program. The funds are meant for those directly impacted by the storm.
“The American Red Cross is focused on responding to the area’s [sic] most severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey. This damage caused significant displacement and has resulted in a clear need for emergency assistance,” a statement on the organization’s website read.
As of now, it’s unclear when the initiative will end. The Red Cross website has been overwhelmed with applicants, forcing the page to crash. However, officials are working to help as many people as possible. Those interested are asked to revisit the site periodically if …