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Each year, the American Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters - house or apartment fires (the majority of disasters), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and manmade disasters.

Red Cross chapters also work in their communities to help the public prepare for and cope with disasters.  The Red Cross provides information to help people plan and prepare for specific types of disasters, prevent injuries, save lives, and reduce the loss of property.

Disaster Relief

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting the immediate emergency needs of people affected by disaster.  When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs.

In addition to these services, the core of Red Cross disaster relief activities is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disaster.  This assistance provides to victims of disasters what they need most, such as groceries, clothing, shelter, basic household items, medicines, and occupational tools.  The Red Cross also helps those needing long-term recovery assistance when all other resources, such as insurance benefits and government assistance, are not available or are inadequate.

The Red Cross also handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims, and helps those affected by disaster to find other resources.

All Red Cross disaster relief is provided free of charge as a gift from the American people.  It is made possible by generous contributions of people's time, money, and skills.

Would you like to be a part of the Disaster Services team?

How do I sign up or get more information?

Email Pat
Call Pat Clark at 860-354-3415

If you have been affected by a disaster, this website provides a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being. Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well.”

Safe and Well Information