Veterans Day Parade in San Jose.
Photo by Nikki Rowe/American Red Cross
Service to the Armed Forces
Supporting active military, veterans, and military families both during and after deployment. We are forever grateful for your service and sacrifice.
Service members can count on the Red Cross to provide emergency communications that link them with their families during a crisis, access to financial assistance and information and referral services.
The American Red Cross Hero Care Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To get emergency assistance:
Submit a request onlineYou can initiate a request for Red Cross emergency assistance for members of the military currently serving on active duty by using the online self-service tool. Using a computer, smart phone or tablet, you can start a request for services and track its progress from anywhere in the world. You will need to create an account if you don't already have one. Click "Create Account" underneath the red "Sign In" button on this page.
Whether you’re the parent of a child joining the military or a member of the military/veteran communities, Hero Care will connect you to important resources that can help you through both emergency and nonemergency situations.
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Or text: "GETHEROCARE" to 90999
Emergency Financial Assistance
The American Red Cross works in partnership with military Service Aid Societies to provide quality, reliable emergency financial assistance to eligible service members and families.
If your family needs emergency financial assistance, contact the Hero Care Center:
To help service members, veterans and their families meet the challenges of military service before or after a deployment, even years after leaving the service, the American Red Cross has developed several workshops designed to build individual and group resiliency through skills and information. These workshops include: