Financial Assistance

The American Red Cross works in partnership with military aid societies to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants 24/7/365. Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc.

Get Immediate Assistance

If your family needs emergency assistance, you can submit a request online or call the American Red Cross.

Who is Eligible for Financial Assistance

Call the American Red Cross Hero Care Center at 1-877-272-7337 (toll-free) if you are:

  • An active duty service member
  • A member of an activated National Guard or Reserve unit
  • An immediate family member of a service member in the above two categories
  • A military retiree or spouse/widow(er) of a retiree
  • Information to Have Ready

    When calling the Red Cross, please provide as much of the following information about the service member as is known:

  • Full legal name
  • Rank/rating
  • Branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Military unit address
  • Information about the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployed service members only)
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