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You are not alone!
The thousands of staff and volunteers of the Red Cross are here for you with emergency aid when you need it most, and also advice and assistance to help you recover from a disaster or become better prepared to face one in the future.
If you need immediate assistance, please contact your local Red Cross chapter.
Update: Red Cross Financial Assistance for Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Assistance

Through the generosity of our donors, the American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Registration for this program will be open through Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Click here to apply >>


The American Red Cross relaunched its financial assistance program Thursday, September 21. We have been able to process and inform hundreds of thousands of applicants of their status. If you have not heard from us in the 24-hour window, we are still processing your application, and you do not need to reapply. We will contact everyone who has applied as soon as possible.

Disaster Relief & Recovery

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Find Open Shelters

Use our tool to find a safe shelter during an emergency.

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Post-Emergency Recovery

Take the first steps back to normal life after an emergency with our recovery guides.

Post Emergency

Prepare for Emergencies

Want to feel confident that you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe if disaster strikes? Or gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have the skills to handle an emergency? At the Red Cross, we call that “preparedness” and we’re here to help you achieve it.

Military Services

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Emergency Communication

Reach your loved one in an emergency.

Emergency Communication

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Financial Assistance

Learn how to apply for emergency financial help for you or your family.

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Deployment

Find programs and advice for coping with the many challenges of deployment: before, during and after.

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Information & Referral

Get connected to resources for you and your family in your community.

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For Veterans

Your years of service may have ended, but the Red Cross can still be of service to you.

Map, Weather & Hazard Catalog

A resource for our partners in the disaster response community.

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