Your donation enables us to care for families in the immediate aftermath of disaster.Your donation enables us to care for families in the immediate aftermath of disaster.
The Red Cross Helps Families & Communities Recover from Disaster
On average, the Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes. Just as disasters do not discriminate in terms of whose lives they destroy, the Red Cross does not discriminate in whose lives we help rebuild. We deliver help to anyone who needs it. Your gift to "Disaster Relief" enables us to provide food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance during disasters.
Provide safe shelter for people displaced by floods, storms & more
With our partners, we provided more than 290,000 overnight shelter stays in 2018.
Provide food and water after hurricanes, wildfires & other disasters
With our partners, we provided more than 8.2 million meals & snacks in 2018.
Offer health & mental health services to those affected
Thousands of licensed health & mental health professionals volunteer with the Red Cross to provide care and support.
Distribute grants for long-term recovery
The Red Cross distributed more than $73,000,0001 for long-term recovery in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
1 Includes: $61.9 million distributed or committed for Hurricane Harvey long-term recovery grants as of 8/22/18; $9.8 million distributed or committed for Hurricane Irma long-term recovery grants as of 9/6/18; $1.7 million distributed or committed for Hurricane Maria long-term recovery grants as of 9/17/18.
Your donations are key to saving lives because they fund nearly 100 percent of our disaster relief activities, not federal funding. This includes educational activities in advance of emergencies as well as relief efforts when the worst has happened... from personal tragedies like home fires to the large scale natural disasters that feature on the news. Your support empowers our mission of preventing and relieving human suffering.
A Gift to the Red Cross Goes Far
Every 8 minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster in the community.
Last year the Red Cross and our partners provided more than 290,000 overnight shelter stays.
Last year the Red Cross and our partners served more than 8.2 million meals and snacks.
The American Red Cross responds to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year.
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Other Ways You Can Help
We know a financial donation is not always possible. Here are 4 other ways you can join our mission.