The American Red Cross Michigan Region plays a key role during crisis situations, by providing a network of services, including: community preparedness, disaster response and family recovery. The Red Cross engages in daily efforts to assist families in creating disaster plans and provide relief to families who suffered a house fire or other disaster. Our goal is to build a more resilient Michigan.
American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services, along with the help of those who volunteer time and resources, provides immediate emergency relief following disasters in the form of:
Emergency food, clothing, temporary shelter and personal care items to disaster victims
Facilitating inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area
Providing referrals to additional agencies for long-term humanitarian needs
Delivery of emergency services outside of Michigan, as needed when major disasters strike
Disaster Action Team
Our American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responds to local residential emergencies and disasters such as fire. They are volunteers trained in administering to the needs of victims of disasters. Red Cross assistance typically may include temporary emergency shelter and financial assistance for food and replacement clothing and replacement medication and emotional support.
Volunteers are needed NOW across Michigan as our work takes us into communities throughout the state, assisting those in need.
Please consider helping your local community by joining our Red Cross volunteer team. This amazing group of individuals is looking to build its ranks. Anyone interested in becoming a DAT volunteer responder should call: 313-833-8816.
When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to provide a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing, emotional support and hope to those affected.
We could have just the opportunity you’re looking for ... whether it's training to respond to disasters, supporting a blood drive, delivering messages to members of our military, or connecting families displaced by conflict, we hope you'll join our mission.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. (42 U.S.C. Section 200d) The American Red Cross of Michigan is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of its transportation services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) circular 4702.1.B, per the following: