Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc. The Aid Societies determine the financial assistance package that will be offered – a grant or a loan. The Red Cross is the mechanism to expedite access to these financial resources.
Using a computer, smartphone or tablet, you can start a request for services and track its progress from anywhere in the world. For tips on using this self-service tool, please scroll down to watch our video.
Use the Hero Care App to access vital emergency and non-emergency resources for military members, veterans and military families.
Download it on the App Store, get it at Google Play, or text "GETHEROCARE" to 90999.
To speak to someone at the Red Cross directly call 1-877-272-7337.
You are eligible to receive emergency financial assistance from the Military Aid Societies if you are:
Information & Support for Military Members, Veterans and Families. If you are a member of the military/veteran communities, the FREE Hero Care app will connect you to important resources that can help you through both emergency and nonemergency situations. Select English or Spanish language with an in-app toggle.
Or text: "GETHEROCARE" to 90999
The American Red Cross delivers verified messages to deployed service members during emergencies at home.
The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all members of the military, veterans, and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources.
Whether your family is facing its first deployment or the next of many, the American Red Cross has developed workshops, information and support services to help you with the practical and emotional challenges.
The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all veterans and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources, including assistance with preparing, developing, and obtaining sufficient evidence to support applicants’ claims for veterans’ benefits.
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