American Red Cross

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

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The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, according to Regional Communications Manager Ekland Durousseau, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4 until Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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As of Monday, Sept. 25, the American Red Cross has invested more than $100 million in Texas alone in the aftermath of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey, with roughly $12 million of those dollars going directly to aid residents of the Golden Triangle, according to Red Cross Regional Communications Manager Ekland Durousseau.

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There is still time to purchase tickets to the Centennial Masquerade Gala celebrating the American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas’ 100 year anniversary on Saturday, May 20, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont.

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The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, return to Ford Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. during their 91st anniversary world tour.

New this season, for the first time ever, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be 30 feet from the basket, which is 6-foot, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.

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Eva and Ross Smith are the honorees for the American Red Cross 28th annual “Cock

The local American Red Cross chapter is holding its 28th annual “Cocktails and Camo” Hurricane Party on Friday, May 6, at the Beaumont Civic Center. Individual tickets are $125 each.

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Yellowfin Elite Redfish Tournament Series Tournament invites the public to attend the weigh-in on Saturday, April 30. From noon to 5 p.m., the public can watch the Super 7 finalists weigh their fish on Pleasure Island. And then there’s the Sea Rim State Park-sponsored youth fishing rodeo, music, activities and food vendors. Gator Country will bring gators and other critters. You just bring your lawn chair.

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Map of flooded areas in Texas

Texas and Oklahoma are feeling the devastating effects of weeks of heavy rain, tornadoes and flooding, and the American Red Cross is there, helping people in the Lone Star State get back on their feet.

The storms have impacted about 35 percent of the state, destroying or damaging thousands of homes. The Red Cross is providing shelter, food, water, relief supplies, health services and emotional support to people in need.

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Beaumont firefighters doused a blaze at a local apartment complex on April 27 that reportedly started in the kitchen of a residence.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire-Rescue, units responded to 6040 Alpine Circle to a report of smoke coming from an apartment at the complex there. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. Firefighters forced entry into the apartment and found the kitchen area involved by fire. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Jourdan

American Red Cross announced Monday, August 18 that Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. has been selected as the new executive director of the Beaumont and Orange County Chapters.  Jourdan assumed his new responsibilities on Monday. 

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