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Emergency & Community Assistance

Look here for ways your community can assist with finding shelter, health clinics, meals, clothing, and other necessities.

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Ways to Help


Get Trained. Signing up with a disaster-based organization before a disaster is the best way to be a great volunteer later.

Red Cross Volunteer Services

Red Cross volunteers provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Give Blood. Donors of all blood types are needed during disasters.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Listing of upcoming blood drives in your area.

Volunteer Locally. Your community is a great place to start.

United Way Volunteer Center

Interested in volunteering opportunities? Here you will find a comprehensive listing of volunteer options throughout the San Antonio community.


Relief Agencies

American Red Cross
1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)
1-800-257-7575 (Español)

American Red Cross, San Antonio Chapter  
3642 E Houston Street 78219

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362)

Links to the Library

Find Family & Friends


A residential and business directory. Residential: 120 million U.S. households; 11 million Canadian residents. Business sources include more than 5,600 Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories.

Welcome to Disaster Relief Resources

Look here for organizations and agencies to help you prepare or deal with a disaster.

Resources at the Library

Online Resources