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Every week, American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter volunteers are called on to assist local families who have lost their home to a house fire, flood, or other devastation. Our Disaster Action Teams (DAT), made up entirely of volunteers, provide comfort kits for personal hygiene, emergency shelter, food, clothing, and appropriate financial assistance. We also link families to housing assistance, social services, and mental health services.
Above all else, our volunteers provide a special touch that is never forgotten. For when children and families are in need, we provide a shoulder to lean on, a person to cry with, toys for children to play with, and a sense of hope and dignity… the very kind of assistance that helps families to develop a plan to get back on their feet again.
Trained volunteers from the Monterey Bay Area Chapter frequently travel to national disaster relief operations across the country to perform various duties, ranging from operating shelters to distributing food to creating communication networks in devastated areas. During these operations, they join other experienced Red Cross volunteers from around the country who are trained to respond to national disasters for two to three-week assignments.
Red Cross Disaster assistance is provided free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and is made possible by generous gifts of time and money from Monterey Bay Area residents. Local disaster volunteers are trained by the local Chapter free of charge.