Beginning June 13 at 0800 EDT, the American Red Cross gives military
families easier access to emergency communication services through the use
of one telephone number. All military members and their families can use
1-877-272-7337 (U.S. Toll Free) - to contact the American Red Cross to
initiate an emergency communication message. In the past, community-based
military or families living outside an installation needed to remember the
phone number for their local Red Cross chapters for emergency
communications, while those living on a military installation used the
A call to 877-272-7337 allows Red Cross emergency communications services to
put military personnel in touch with their families following the death or
serious illness of an immediate family member, the birth of a service
member's child or grandchild or when a family faces other emergencies.
Additional Red Cross services such as case management and emergency
financial assistance referrals also are available.
The Red Cross has always been there for us, said Mr. Robert L. Gordon III,
deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family
policy. It's critically important to our men and women serving away from
home that their families know whom to call in the event of an emergency. The
Red Cross is now making it even easier to make that call.
The Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program
provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of the
nation's 24 million veterans. The Red Cross provides emergency
communications linking service members with their families during time of
crisis; comfort and care in military and veterans medical facilities; access
to financial assistance in partnership with the military aid societies;
information and referral and assistance to veterans.
For additional information contact The Red Cross at www.redcross.org
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