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Disaster Services

American Red Cross Disaster Services reduce human suffering by helping people prevent, prepare for, and recover from natural and other disasters.

Disasters don’t always make the evening news, but they are devastating to the lives they touch. Whenever fires, floods, hurricanes or other disasters strike, the American Red Cross responds immediately, 24 hours a day. Red Cross takes care of everyone affected by disasters – free of charge and without discrimination. Trained paid and volunteer staff are quickly on the scene to help those involved in disasters with their immediate needs – usually shelter, food and clothing, and a shoulder to lean on. Free disaster training is provided for volunteers, who make up 97% of our workforce and ensure that the Red Cross is right there, ready to help, in all communities in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The Red Cross also plays a major role in the safety of local families through “all-hazards disaster planning,” which includes mitigation and readiness collaborations with city, county, state and federal emergency management.

While the Red Cross is mandated by the United States Congress to provide disaster relief, we receive no funding from the Federal Government to do so. We rely on generous donations of time, talent and financial contributions from the American people.

Call 1-800-777-6620, 24 hours a day, for help when disaster strikes.

Armed Forces Emergency Services

You are Never Out of Touch. Around the Clock. Around the World.

Our brave men and women in the armed forces face enough challenges without worrying about how their loved ones will contact them in an emergency – especially during times of conflict. When emergency strikes, the Red Cross helps families get messages to and from their loved ones in the military, 24 hours a day. Whether stationed at sea or at a base far away from home, thousands of military personnel from Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, including National Guard members and reservists, have been helped by the Red Cross. This essential service – mandated by Congress – is funded primarily by voluntary donations, from individual and corporate donors.

Call 1-800-777-6620, 24 hours a day, to get an emergency message to your loved one serving in the military.

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