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Disaster Relief

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Help people affected by disasters big and small

All day, every day, wherever someone needs us. The Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes. No one else does this: not the government, not other charities. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.

  • We respond to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year
  • 95% of our disaster relief workers are volunteers
  • The majority of disasters we respond to are home fires

Our purpose is to meet the immediate disaster-caused needs of individuals, families, and communities. Explore how we respond to disasters big and small, across the country. Support Disaster Relief by creating a fundraising page today.

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