Your donation enables our work on military bases and hospitals at home & around the world.Your donation enables our work on military bases and hospitals at home & around the world.
The Red Cross Helps Service Members, Veterans & Military Families
Each year, the Red Cross provides more than 540,000 services to service members, veterans and their families. Your gift to “Service to the Armed Forces” enables us to stand with military families as they navigate the challenges of military service -- and continue supporting our nation’s veterans after their service ends.
Each day, we provide nearly 1,500 services to members of the military, veterans and their families through our Hero Care Network.
Provide emergency communications to service members
We ensure that important family news - such as births, deaths & illness - reaches active duty service members.
Help service members obtain emergency financial assistance
We partner with military aid societies to provide funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, and more.
Support military families through the challenges of deployment
We offer workshops, information and support services before, during and after deployments.
Since 1900, the American Red Cross has been entrusted by Federal Charter with providing care and support for our military. Today we provide care and the comforts of home on bases and in hospitals, offer assistance in emergencies, and continue to support veterans long after their service ends. Your support enables us to continue this proud tradition.
A Gift to the Red Cross Goes Far
We brief nearly 400,000 service members & families each year through the “Get to Know Us Before You Need Us” program.
We provide services on all military installations in the U.S. and on more than 35 overseas installations.
We facilitate approximately 65,000 emergency communications to service members each year.
The Red Cross has served more than 1 million military families since 9/11.
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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.
Make a Monthly Gift to Support Military & Veteran Families
The American Red Cross is there every step of the way for members of our Armed Forces, veterans and their families. Your gift will help ensure that those who serve our country have our unwavering support.