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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross provides vital to support to military families during emergencies. We also provide a vital link to other agencies, such as Army Emergency Relief.

Call (877) 272-7337 to send a verified emergency message to the command or to get connected with local resources 24/7/365. Assistance is also available during normal duty hours by calling DSN 315-263-3166.


The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.

The American Red Cross provides critical services with a caring touch to men and women in all branches of the United States military, active duty personnel, reservists and members of the National Guard, and their families. Through our Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program, service men and women are eligible for three types of assistance beginning on the first day of enlistment: Emergency Services, Service to Military Families and Service to Military and Veterans Hospitals.

More information is available at: http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/support-military-families