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.
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 memberA member of an activated National Guard or Reserve unitAn immediate family member of a service member in the above two categoriesA 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 nameRank/ratingBranch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)Social Security numberDate of birthMilitary unit addressInformation about the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployed service members only)