The work of the American Red Cross functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Disaster Preparedness Library
- Disasters can strike anywhere, at anytime, and often without warning. Although we cannot prevent these natural disasters from occurring, we can certainly ensure that when the time comes, we are ready. Taking the necessary steps to prepare yourself and your family for future emergencies may be the most important decision you ever make.
- International Services
- The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it employs some 12,000 people in 80 countries; it is financed mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.
- Safe and Well Website
- If you have been affected by a disaster, this website provides a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being.
- Service to Armed Services
- With over 3,000 offices around the nation and on US military installations world wide, including ships at sea, there is someone available to assist you or your family 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.