Disaster Services

  • Red Cross disaster responder handing a bottle of water to a little boy

When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross addresses basic needs by providing shelter, food and mental health services. The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims and helps those affected by disasters contact partner organizations for additional services. All Red Cross disaster services are provided free of charge. They are made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.

If you have been affected by a disaster and require Red Cross services, call 1-800-ARC-MONT. For a list of shelters open across the country, please visit our National Shelter System website.

If you are trying to locate someone affected by a disaster, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to the Safe and Well web page, click "search" and enter the person's name and pre-disaster phone number OR address. If the person has registered you will be notified of his or her safety.

If you are interested in volunteering for your local Red Cross Disaster Action Team, click here.