Everyone knows the Red Cross helps people during emergencies. But you may not know that it’s also part of our mission to help you help yourself! Becoming “Red Cross Ready” for an emergency means following our simple steps in advance to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably.
It’s as Easy as 1-2-3
Getting prepared may sound difficult or time consuming but – with a little help from the Red Cross – its actually very doable.
1 - Get a Kit
Learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s first aid and survival kits.
Then, when you’re Red Cross Ready, browse our Emergency Resource Library to learn what to do before, during and after the specific disasters and emergencies that can occur where you live.
Anyone Can Be Red Cross Ready
Need Help? That’s Why We’re Here!
Do you ever lie awake at night worrying about disasters that could strike your home and family? Being prepared may not prevent a disaster but it will give you confidence to meet the challenge. And the Red Cross will be at your side. Our interactive preparedness program will give you a great start.