Disaster Relief

As a lifeline for people facing the most difficult crisis of their lives, the American Red Cross supports victims of fires, floods and other natural or man-made disasters. In fact, about every nine days, Red Cross employees and volunteers respond to a local emergency in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Wheeler, Grant, and Harney counties and the Warm Springs reservation–most often house or apartment fires. Depending on each individual or family’s unique needs, we provide short-term immediate disaster assistance such as:
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Prescription refills
  • Eye-glasses
  • Counseling
  • Referrals to other organizations that help with long-term needs

In the event of a large scale disaster, listen to your emergency radio station for ongoing announcements and information. If all communications have been disrupted, look for a law enforcement official.

The Red Cross provides disaster assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you or someone you know has recently experienced a natural or man-made disaster, call us at (541) 382-2142 (option 1, then Option 1 again). Due to the generosity of individuals, companies and foundations, all disaster assistance is free of charge.