This year, we have already seen an unprecedented number of disasters and the disaster season is just beginning. Coupled with a global pandemic, the situation in many communities is dire. Across the country, the American Red Cross is assisting those in need and we need your help.
Whether a home fire affects one family or a hurricane impacts one million families, the American Red Cross must be ready to help survivors, who turn to us in their darkest hours. Red Cross workers are able to provide lifesaving assistance, comfort and hope thanks to the generous annual support our Disaster Relief donors.
Every eight minutes, the Red Cross helps someone who has been affected by a disaster—from home fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods to transportation accidents, explosions, and other human-caused tragedies. Your donation to Disaster Relief will help provide critical resources allowing the Red Cross to help people and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from more than 60,000 disasters each year.
Every donation, no matter how large or small will help make a difference. Below are just a few examples of the impact of your gift:
$1,000 provides food and shelter for a family of 4 for 5 days
This service includes providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, the costs to mobilize and distribute a cot, two blankets and a comfort kit as well as the costs of Red Cross workers to provide this support.
$300 provides a 2-night stay for a family of 4 in a hotel room
The Red Cross will work with emergency management and local public health authorities to decide the best approach for sheltering in any disaster-affected area. Our goal is to provide anyone in need with a safe place to stay where they feel comfortable and welcomed, while also protecting the both the safety of our workforce and the people we serve. This service includes the costs of Red Cross worker support. This service does not include the cost of food.
$150 provides travel, meals and shelter for 1 day for a Red Cross disaster relief worker
When the Red Cross deploys a trained disaster worker to a disaster-affected community, the organization covers the costs of travel, meals and shelter so that the worker can focus their energies on caring for the people who need our help.
$50 provides a full day of food and shelter for 1 person
This service includes providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, the costs to mobilize and distribute a cot, two blankets and a comfort kit as well as the costs to support the Red Cross workers providing this service.
$20 provides breakfast, lunch and dinner
During times of disaster, these prepared meals are served by Red Cross workers at shelters or Red Cross emergency response vehicles driving through neighborhoods. Every effort is taken to provide culturally appropriate food based on a community's needs.