Disaster Relief

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As a lifeline for people facing the most difficult crisis of their lives, the American Red Cross supports victims of fires, floods and other natural or man-made disasters. In fact, every other day, Red Cross employees or volunteers respond to a local emergency in King and Kitsap counties--most often house or apartment fires. Depending on each individual or family’s unique needs, we provide short-term immediate disaster assistance such as:
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Prescription refills
  • Eye-glasses
  • Counseling
  • Referrals to other organizations that help with long-term needs

In the event of a large scale disaster, listen to your emergency radio station for ongoing announcements and information. If all communications have been disrupted, look for a law enforcement official.

The Red Cross provides disaster assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual volunteers are available to provide interpretation assistance if needed.

If you or someone you know has recently experienced a natural or man-made disaster, call us at (206) 323-2345 or (360) 377-3761. Due to the generosity of individuals, companies and foundations, all disaster assistance is free of charge.