The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all members of the military, veterans, and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through our network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.
Do You Need Immediate Assistance?
If your family needs emergency assistance, you can submit a request online, use our FREE mobile app, or call the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337. We are available to help 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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How to Access Services
Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This key Red Cross service ranges from responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.
How to Contact the Red Cross for Assistance
For non-emergency information and assistance, please contact your local Red Cross office. Enter your zip code below for contact information.
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Information & Support for Military Members, Veterans and Families. If you are a member of the military/veteran communities, the FREE Hero Care app will connect you to important resources that can help you through both emergency and nonemergency situations. Select English or Spanish language with an in-app toggle.
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Additional Services for Military and Veteran Families
The American Red Cross delivers verified messages to deployed service members during emergencies at home.
Whether your family is facing its first deployment or the next of many, the American Red Cross has developed workshops, information and support services to help you with the practical and emotional challenges.
The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all veterans and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources, including assistance with preparing, developing, and obtaining sufficient evidence to support applicants’ claims for veterans’ benefits.