When a parent adds a new member to the family or faces the loss of another, Red Cross emergency communications services keep military personnel in touch with their families following the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, the birth of a service member’s child or grandchild, or when a family faces other emergencies.
Call your local Red Cross if you have an emergency message for a military member and are:
- family members of active duty service members who do not reside in the service member’s household
- family members of Department of Defense Civilians assigned overseas
- members of the National Guard and Reserves
- recruiters, MEPS military personnel