Disasters create a wide range of emergency needs, more than any single organization can meet. The American Red Cross is one member of the local, state and federal disaster response community. During a disaster, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, emotional support, health services, clean-up supplies and comfort items.
In a prepared community, the Red Cross has trained personnel and volunteers and equipment ready to respond immediately to a disaster whenever and wherever an emergency may occur.
California residents face the possibility of a wide range of disasters, including earthquakes, home fires, wildland fires, floods, mudslides, even tsunamis. Knowing what to do in an emergency can save lives. Help us to help you, your family, friends, neighbors, employees and others to be prepared.
The American Red Cross provides disaster relief services to people affected by disasters 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Red Cross Disaster Relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs by providing shelter, food, clothing, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs.