Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently.
The Red Cross needs volunteers in all levels of our organization, however, disaster volunteers are the heart of Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Disaster volunteers provide help and hope for victims of disasters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please check the volunteer section of our website.
The American Red Cross offers 24/7 emergency communications, counseling, financial assistance, and other services to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and military families.
Call (877) 272-7337 if you are a Service member or a family of a Service member. You can also use that number if you are on Active Duty or reside in the same home as an Active Duty service member.
We train individuals, families and organizations with lifesaving skills and emergency and disaster preparedness information.
Want to learn more about the Red Cross in your community? Invite a Red Cross speaker to come to your group, workplace, meeting or community health fair. You can also invite the local Red Cross to your community or health fair. To request our attendance, please complete our online form.
Sooner or later, most Americans will face a time when blood will be needed. Join with the American Red Cross to build a healthy blood supply and save lives! To find upcoming blood drives near you or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or book an appointment online.