Supporting America's Military Families

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They serve our nation.

We are honored to serve them.

The Red Cross supports America’s military members, veterans and their families.
The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.

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Holidays for Heroes

The American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program delivers cards of thanks and support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. Come join us and send thanks!

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See Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces in Action

The Service to the Armed Forces Continuum of Care project was created to demonstrate, through video and interviews, the touch points the American Red Cross has on a service member's military career.

Red Cross man delivering an emergency communication to a military service woman

Linking Military Families During an Emergency

Red Cross workers use advanced communications technologies to link service members with their families. Our Emergency Communications Center quickly and efficiently obtains the required information and sends emergency communication messages to service members of every branch of service wherever in the world they happen to be.

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Providing Resiliency Training

Families back home count on the Red Cross to provide training that promotes resiliency and preparedness to help them cope with the challenges of military life.

Red Cross volunteer visiting a wounded veteran in a military hospital

Supporting Wounded Warriors and Military Hospitals

Through partnerships with the Departments of Defense and Veterans’ Affairs, the Red Cross provides transition and reintegration support to wounded warriors, to veterans, and to their families.