The Disaster Action Team (DAT) responds to local residential emergencies and disasters such as fire. They are volunteers trained in administering to the needs of victims of disasters. Red Cross assistance typically may include temporary emergency shelter, and financial assistance for food and replacement clothing and replacement medication and emotional support.
Volunteers are always needed and those interested should contact the Director of Volunteers at (315) 234-2200 at the American Red Cross of Central New York Chapter.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/ny/syracuse or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/American-Red-Cross-of-Central-New-York/287203364579?ref=ts or Twitter at @RedCrossCNY.