Learn More About Our Service and Ways to Help
The International Services department of the American Red Cross is committed to helping individuals and communities learn about, prepare for and respond to natural disasters and conflicts around the world. Reconnecting Family Links is a key service we provide to assist and bring together families and loved ones separated by war and disaster.
We invite you to get involved. It’s people like you, who know how good it can feel to lend a helping hand that makes our vital work possible.
Support Disaster Relief
The most common way the Red Cross supports international emergencies is through financial assistance. Your financial donation is the most effective way to support our international responses. Cash enables the local Red Cross organization in the affected country to identify and address the most immediate needs—such as providing food and water or repairing damaged homes.
When used to purchase relief supplies, cash reduces the time and cost of delivery to affected populations. It also stimulates the local economy, which is often undermined by a disaster.
As a volunteer for the Red Cross you can help people living overseas who have been displaced by war or disaster reconnect with family members living in your community. Most of our volunteer opportunities are arranged through your local Red Cross.
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Become a Digital Advocate - Help us to support the Red Cross cause using social media. Read and share stories with the thousands of people whose lives have intersected with the Red Cross. Get started today.
Red Cross chapters across the country host a variety of exciting events in order to engage the communities in which we reside. These events build enthusiasm and advocacy, foster collaboration, and offer recognition to the members of the community who help to support the Red Cross.
Visit your local chapter site to learn what’s going on in your town.
Watch & Share
Experience the stories of how the Red Cross helps bring family and friends together. Use as a resource to inspire or teach about the importance of supporting families separated by conflict or disaster.
Contact The Reconnecting Family Links Team
For program information or general inquiries, use the International Reconnecting Families Inquiry Form or call us at 202-303-1600.