Provides help 24 hours a day to individuals and families who have disaster-caused needs. This is a service in which Red Cross volunteers and staff respond to disasters ranging from a family home fire to larger disasters, such as tornadoes and floods.
How we help:
Fires. Locally, Red Cross responds to house fires nearly every day. Whether a family knows it or not, Red Cross will arrive on the scene after they’ve lost everything. It works hand-in-hand with local fire officials to determine exactly when Red Cross is needed. Disaster Action Teams respond 24 hours a day to residential fires to help families rebuild.
Disaster preparedness. Twice a year, your Red Cross hosts disaster training classes to help its community be better prepared for local and national disasters. All classes are free and train the public about important disaster-related topics like how to care for large amounts of people and how to help people recover emotionally after a catastrophic event.
Local, regional and national disasters. Across the street, around the country and throughout the world, people depend on the Red Cross. They know the emblem stands for hope and compassion. Your local Red Cross is part of an international movement to alleviate human suffering. Kansas volunteers respond locally and abroad to disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. All the assistance Red Cross provides is free, made possible by generous supporters like you.