Disaster Response Services

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Disaster Response

The Utah Region responds to nearly 150 local disasters and emergencies each year, and also deploys staff and volunteers to assist with large-scale disaster relief efforts in other states when needed. Locally, we provide immediate, short-term disaster relief assistance to victims of disasters and emergencies such as house and apartment fires, natural disasters, mass transit accidents, hazardous material incidents, and community emergencies.

Need Help? To find out if we can help you following a disaster, please contact our Disaster Services Team at (801) 323-7000. This phone number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How We Help People Affected by Disasters and Emergencies

The American Red Cross provides temporary, short-term relief services to victims of natural disasters and certain types of emergencies. Emergency needs are determined by a Disaster Action Team (DAT) that executes on-scene disaster assessment.

    Immediate Short-term Relief Services We Provide May Include:

  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Clothing, shoes, coat replacement
  • Toiletry items
  • Flood clean-up kits
  • Medical replacement (Rx, glasses, dentures, etc.)
  • Mental Health support
  • Referrals to other community organizations to assist with other needs
  • Information to assist with planning long-term recovery
  • Mass Care Sheltering and other client services (for large-scale disasters)
  • Additional transitional support may also be provided
Red Cross services are provided to clients free of charge and without bias, based solely on disaster-caused need. To find out if we can help you following a disaster, please contact our Disaster Services Team at (801) 323-7000 or contact your local office. This phone number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.