Disaster Services

Rebuilding Devastated Lives

The Red Cross responds to a disaster in the U.S. every 8 minutes. Whether an entire region is devastated by floods or one family’s home is destroyed by fire, the Red Cross provides food, clothing, shelter and other necessities to those in need, remaining as long as recovery takes. In fact, we’re active in communities before strikes, teaching people how to prepare for disasters and minimize their potential for destruction.

As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, we work with Red Cross partners to assist victims of disaster beyond our borders, and to relieve human suffering caused by war, economic collapse, epidemics and chronically poor living conditions, As in U.S. communities, we help people in disaster-prone areas learn to cope with emergencies-saving lives and livelihoods. All our assistance promotes self-sufficiency and strives to restore dignity and hope to devastated lives.