Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster somewhere in the country. From a home fire that devastates a single family to a hurricane that cripples an entire town, the Red Cross is there when help can’t wait. Red Cross workers help whole communities prepare for, respond to and recover from any disaster. Whether it’s prepositioning emergency supplies in areas prone to natural disasters or deploying to an impacted community at a moment’s notice, Red Cross workers—90% of them volunteers—are there. Most of the more than 60,000 disasters we respond to each year are home fires, which rob people of their homes, their possessions and, too often, their lives. We support home fire survivors as they get back on their feet by helping with essentials like a warm place to sleep, food, prescription medications and clothes. To make families safer from these tragic and all-too-common disasters, we’re partnering with fire departments and home weatherization/ rehabilitation programs to install smoke alarms while they’re inside at-risk homes. Whatever the disaster, the Red Cross continues to stand with survivors after their immediate needs are met, helping them on the long road to recovery. Working with public leaders, government, and relief agencies, we organize and distribute financial assistance to aid disaster survivors and reinvigorate their communities. Service is free and available 24 hours a day.
This program serves active-duty military, reservists, their families, and veterans in the community. We provide emergency communications services, financial assistance with benefits, and counseling to active-duty military, their families, and veterans in the community. Red Cross volunteers verify emergencies such as death and serious illnesses and provide reports to military personnel and their commanders. Service is free and available 24 hours a day.
Mission/Vision: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
About: East Texas Chapter includes teams of staff and volunteers serving over 810,000 people throughout Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Panola, Rusk, Smith Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.
Volunteer: We have various disaster relief volunteer opportunities and potential positions focused on facility management, health and safety, service to the Armed Forces, and professional specialties like photography, IT, and more. Check out our current volunteer opportunities near you. https://www.redcross.org/local/texas/north-texas/volunteer.html
In-Kind Donations: emergency supplies, snacks, bottled water, or Gatorade
Location: 320 E. Rieck Rd., Tyler, TX 75703
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