Our volunteers and staff are on call 24 hours a day to assist local children and families who have lost their home to a house fire, flood or other devastating event. Children and families left homeless from disasters seek the Red Cross in their time of need. We are notified of a disaster by local first responders, community agencies, clients and/or families. We do not receive government funding for local disasters, however, we are chartered by Congress to provide disaster victims with relief.
When a disaster strikes, we spring into action - day or night. Disaster Action Teams provide comfort kits with hygiene products, emergency shelter, food and appropriate financial assistance. Disaster victims meet with trained Red Cross Caseworkers who work with each client individually to address their needs and help them towards long term recovery. We also link children and parents to housing assistance, social services and disaster counseling services. All disaster assistance provided is at no cost to the recipients.
Resiliency is vital before, during and after a disaster strikes. The local Red Cross is committed to helping community members prepare for potential emergencies. To learn more about local preparedness and resiliency efforts contact: Jennifer Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Join Our Disaster Action Team
DAT members respond immediately to a disaster when called by emergency dispatch. Assess the scope of the damage and meet with the affected family or families to determine immediate disaster-related needs, and ensure that those needs are met. Get started by completing a Volunteer Application.
We collect blood every day from donors who help ensure a safe supply of blood when it’s needed.
We offer training in first aid, CPR/AED, swimming and water safety, care giving and more.
Service to the Armed Forces
We relay urgent messages between U.S. service members and their families through our global communications.
Home Fire Campaign
The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25% over the next five years through the Home Fire Preparedness Safety Campaign.
With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities.