Disaster Relief and Recovery
The goal of the the American Red Cross of Maine’s Disaster Cycle Services is reducing human suffering by helping people prevent, prepare for and recover from community emergencies and large scale disasters — natural or human-caused. This program is central to the overall mission of the American Red Cross.
We work with affected families to meet their immediate disaster-related needs and help them develop a plan for long-term recovery. Red Cross emergency services employees and volunteer Disaster Action Teams offer emotional support and immediate shelter, food, clothing, replacement prescriptions and eyeglasses and direct mental health counseling to families throughout Maine.
Our trained and highly skilled volunteers are available to assist those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All Red Cross disaster services are free of charge and made possible by the generous donations of the American public. We provide services to people affected by emergencies such as fires, floods, winter storms or other natural or man-made disasters, such as:
- Disaster Health and Mental Health
- Referrals to Partner Agencies