Disaster Services

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American Red Cross of Maine Disaster Services program goal is to reduce human suffering by helping people prevent, prepare for and recover from community emergencies and large scale disasters - natural or human-caused. This program is central to the overall mission of the American Red Cross.

We work with affected families to meet their immediate disaster related needs and help them develop a plan for long-term recovery. Red Cross emergency services staff and volunteer Disaster Action Teams offer emotional support and immediate shelter, food, clothing, prescriptions, eyeglasses, and direct mental health counseling to families throughout Maine.

Our trained and highly skilled volunteers are available to assist those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All Red Cross disaster services are free of charge and made possible by the generous donations of the American public. Examples of services available as a result of a disaster like a fire, flood, winter storm, or any other natural or man-made disaster are assistance for:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Disaster Health & Mental Health
  • Referrals to Partner Agencies
  • If you need assistance following a disaster, please call our 24/7 National Emergency Dispatch Center at (855) 891-7325.

    Emergency Services Staff

    Dave Sheehan, Regional Disaster Program Officer, (207) 874-1192, x123 or Email

    Aly Finn, Disaster Program Manager (York, Cumberland & Oxford Counties), (207) 874-1192 x105) or Email

    Larry French, Disaster Program Manager (Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Hancock and Washington Counties), (207) 874-1192 x407 or Email

    Kristen Simas, Interim Disaster Program Manager (Aroostook, Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties), (207) 941-2903 x107 or Email

    Eric Lynes, Disaster Program Manager (Franklin, Androscoggin, Kennebec and Somerset Counties), (207) 874-1192 x303 or Email

    Laurie Levine, State Relations Disaster Liaison, (207) 624-4435 or Email