Services to Armed Forces

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

Emergency Communications

All day, every day, the Red Cross connects service members with their families back home when an emergency strikes.

Red Cross woman talking to military service man and his family about financial assistance

Financial Assistance

The Red Cross partners with the military aid societies to help service members and their families get emergency financial assistance 24/7.

Red Cross woman telling a military service man and woman about information and referral services

Information and Referral Services

The Red Cross provides counseling, guidance, information, referrals and other social services for all military personnel and their families.

Deployment Services SAF

Deployment Services

Before, during and after deployments, the Red Cross provides training, information and support for military members and their families.

Winter Warmth Project

Comfort Kits Program

Your local American Red Cross is asking you to Give Something that Means Something to our veterans and their families all year long. Help us build comfort care kits to provide these military heroes with simple personal care items many of us take for granted.

Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces

Resource Guides

In 2015 we formed a working committee to step up what we offer to military families. There are countless numbers of agencies and organizations that exist to help military members and their families, but they are not always known to you. It has become our mission to communicate that information to every Military family in the Western and Central NY Region. That is the inspiration for preparing these documents to link you to all that is available depending on your location and need.

Currently completed and available: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins, Tri County Guide (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben) and Wayne Counties.

We continue to complete and print the rest of the resource guides for the 26 counties in our region . If you would like copies of the current available free guides, please call 315-234-2216 or email