Disaster Services

  • Disaster Services

Emergency Assistance:

Each year, the American Red Cross of Alaska responds immediately to more than 300 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), earthquakes, floods, mudslides, avalanches, hazardous materials spills, and other natural and man-made disasters throughout the state. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff are ready 24-hours-a-day, year-round to meet the disaster-caused needs of people in our community.

24 Hour Emergency Assistance

If you are in a disaster situation anywhere in the state of Alaska and need immediate help, please contact your American Red Cross by calling one of the following numbers:


What You Can Expect

All disaster assistance from the Red Cross is based upon verified, disaster-caused need and is provided at no charge to the disaster client. While you are ultimately responsible for your own recovery, Red Cross is here to guide you through the process.

When you speak with either the disaster volunteer or a caseworker, you will be asked to provide information about yourself (and your family) and the disaster. This information generally covers your living situation, a brief description of how you were affected, what your recovery plan is and any special considerations, such as medical information.

All information collected is confidential and is used to provide Red Cross personnel with the best understanding possible of your specific situation so that we can match our assistance to your needs within the scope of our mission.

How the Red Cross Can Help

The disaster volunteer and/or caseworker will guide you through the process. While every case is different and the assistance we provide is tailored to your individual needs, all clients are treated equally—without regard for income level, race, age, gender or any other protected class.

    Recovery Needs

  • Bedding/Linens
  • Housing/Rent
  • Disaster Health Services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Referrals

    Immediate Needs

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter/Temporary Housing
  • Replace Prescription Medicines and essential health supplies