Our volunteers and staff are ready to respond to disasters seven days a week, 365 days a year, providing shelter, food, clothing and emotional support at no cost to those in need. The Nebraska/SW Iowa Region is part of a nationwide network of Red Cross chapters that work together to respond to large-scale relief efforts.
Home fires are the most common disaster to which the Red Cross responds. On average, the Nebraska/SW Iowa Region responds to one house fire a day. Although these fires don’t typically make the news as tornadoes or other large-scale events do, they are devastating for those who have suddenly lost their homes, possessions and sense of security.
The Red Cross relies on volunteers to provide disaster relief services to individuals and families affected by disasters of all kinds. Volunteer opportunities are available for all interests and physical abilities; you can even put your medical credentials to work. Dates, times and types of assignents are flexible and can accommodate almost any schedule. We will provide the free training you will need to help shelter, feed and comfort people in times of disaster. Visit our Volunteer page for more information on how you can get involved with the humanitarian relief efforts down the street and across the country.
The Nebraska/SW Iowa Region also teaches families, organizations and corporations to be prepared for emergencies through free educational presentations. Please contact your local office for more information.