Disaster Services

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American Red Cross of Maine Disaster Services program goal is to reduce human suffering by helping people prevent, prepare for and recover from community emergencies and large scale disasters - natural or human-caused. This program is central to the overall mission of the American Red Cross.

We work with affected families to meet their immediate disaster related needs and help them develop a plan for long-term recovery. In 2012 our emergency services staff and volunteer Disaster Action Teams offered emotional support and immediate shelter, food, clothing, prescriptions, eyeglasses, and direct mental health counseling to 407 families (1,096 individuals) throughout Maine. Our volunteers also educated 3,250 individuals across the state in disaster preparedness.

Our trained and highly skilled volunteers are available to assist those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All Red Cross disaster services are free of charge and made possible by the generous donations of the American public. Examples of services available as a result of a disaster like a fire, flood, winter storm, or any other natural or man-made disaster are assistance for:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Disaster Health & Mental Health
  • Referrals to Partner Agencies
  • If you have an emergency and need to contact the American Red Cross of Maine, please use the numbers below to be directed to a member of our staff or directly to an emergency dispatcher.

    Maine Region 1 – (207) 941-2903

    Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Washington, and Waldo Counties

    Maine Region 2 – (207) 874-1192

    Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Lincoln, Oxford, Kennebec, Sagadahoc, and York Counties

    The above numbers can also be used to contact Services to Armed Forces.

    Emergency Services Staff

    Joy Grahn, Interim Regional Disaster and Program Officer, (253) 279-1176 or E-mail

    Paul Clark, Disaster Program Manager, (207) 874-1192, x105 or E-mail

    Larry French, Disaster Program Manager, (207) 274-1824 or E-mail

    Danielle Hardre, Disaster Program Manager, (207) 941-2903, x107 or E-mail

    Laurie Levine, State Relations Disaster Liaison, (207) 624-4435 or E-mail

    Eric Lynes, Disaster Program Manager, (207) 874-1192, x303 or E-mail