The American Red Cross South Florida Region provides disaster response services to Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Fire is the number one disaster the Chapter responds to every year. When a fire or other disaster occurs, the Red Cross staff and volunteers are on the scene immediately, providing families and individuals with emergency social services, warm meals, a place to sleep, and clothing. Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs, enabling those affected to get back on their feet.
In Fiscal Year 2012, your local Red Cross:
- Responded to 408 local disasters, including fires.
- Gave direct assistance (food, clothing and shelter) to 518 local families.