Disaster Relief

Partners in Disaster Response and Relief

Disaster Services are some of the most vital and visible responsibilities the Red Cross undertakes. From home fires in Southeastern Pennsylvania to wildfires and tornadoes in the Midwest and hurricanes up the East Coast, the American Red Cross is always there. Your support helps us provide 24-hour emergency response, immediate relief, and invaluable recovery assistance to disaster victims.

From July 2010 to June 2012, the Red Cross in Southeastern Pennsylvania responded to 733 disasters and assisted 1,042 families in the five-county Philadelphia region. Our volunteers provided on-site food, shelter, direct financial support, and emotional support to individuals and families devastated by their losses. And at our pioneering Red Cross House, nearly 950 adults and children found refuge, meals, and social services to help them reclaim and rebuild their lives.

Partnership Opportunities Include:

  • "Save the Day” Corporate Partnership Program -- Benefits may include employee engagement opportunities, health & safety training, and social media recognition.

  • Fire Safety Bag Assembly – As part of “Save the Day”, your company can participate in a 9-volt battery drive and fire safety bag assembly. You benefit by engaging your employees in this essential service project while helping to offset the cost of the fire prevention printed materials and smoke detector batteries included in the bags.
  • Fire Safety Walkthroughs -- Your company may also have the opportunity to participate in a fire safety walkthrough to distribute fire safety bags-filled with information on fire prevention and 9-volt batteries for smoke detectors-to residents in our region. You benefit by placing your corporate logo on the fire safety bags and engaging your employees in the neighborhood walkthroughs.
  • For more information on Red Cross Corporate Partnerships, please contact Erik Michael at (215) 299-4033 or via email.