Disaster Services

The American Red Cross responds to disasters and national emergencies, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three-hundred and sixty-five days a year and that means here in Darke County, whether your emergency is caused by a house fire, spring storm or ice-storm, our volunteers are ready to lend a hand when you need it most.

At a house or apartment fire, the nation’s most common disaster, a team of volunteers responds to you, working with each family individually, they assess damage; provide immediate assistance with food, clothing and shelter. They can also assist by providing contact with Red Cross trained mental health specialists and other community based social services agencies. . Even if a client has no financial or physical needs, we’re there to assist, even if it’s just someone to lend an ear or hold a hand. Your caseworker will guide you through the process. While every case is different and the assistance we provide is tailored to your individual needs, all clients are treated equally—without regard for income level, race, age, gender or any other protected class. Helping you start your own path of recovery is exactly what they are there to do.

Most times, we are contacted by emergency services, but if you or someone you know, needs our assistance after a disaster, please use our contact information:

If a larger disaster occurs, where Mass Care, feeding and sheltering, will be needed for our community, please tune in to local radio or television, for needed information on shelter locations, bulk distribution and feeding.