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Your Local Red Cross: Meeting Local Needs

Two Red Cross responders unloading an emergency response vehicle

Local Disaster Response

When a family loses its home to a fire or flood, local Red Cross volunteers are there to help, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Be Prepared Family

Disaster Preparedness

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.

Instructor Training

Preparedness Education in the Community

The Red Cross offers free disaster preparedness presentations to groups, including community groups, homeowners associations, and employers.

Service to the Armed Forces

Service to the Armed Forces

We provide family emergency communications and verifications, as well as financial assistance to eligible military members, their families, and veterans.

Elderly family members reunited thanks to Red Cross holocaust tracing services

International Services

We help trace family members separated during war and armed conflicts.

Lifeguarding and Swimming

Vamos a Nadar (Let's Go Swimming)

We offer a free swimming lesson to children and a bi-lingual water safety presentation to their parents to help eliminate swimming tragedies.