Programs and Services

  • Red Cross volunteers

Every 15 hours, the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter responds to a disaster, ranging from home fires to floods to microbursts to power outages. Although the Red Cross isn’t a government agency, its authority to provide disaster relief was formalized through a Congressional Charter in 1905. The charter is not only a grant of power but also an imposition of duties and obligations to the country, to disaster victims and to the people who generously support the mission of the Red Cross with their financial donations.

The Grand Canyon Chapter focuses on meeting people’s emergency needs. When a disaster strikes, the Grand Canyon Chapter provides food, clothing and shelter, as well as health and mental health services. It also feeds emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family and friends outside of the disaster area, gives blood and blood products to disaster victims and helps those affected by disasters access other available resources.

Safe and Well

During a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you’re OK can bring them great peace of mind. The Red Cross Safe and Well website is designed to help make that communication easier. Family and friends can search a list of the people who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” The results of a successful search will display a person’s first and last name and a brief message. To access Safe and Well, click here.

If you’ve experienced a disaster and you require Red Cross assistance:

Call 1-800-842-7349

For Spanish, call 1-800-257-7575 or visit

To learn more about Red Cross disaster services:

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