The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross quickly sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family. Military members can have peace of mind knowing that when they are on a mission, in training or stationed far from home-and leaving cell phones and emails behind-they are still connected to Caution-home.
Red Cross emergency communications services keep 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.
Where ever their military service takes them, he or she knows that the Red Cross will deliver notification in times of an emergency at home. Even if the service member receives an e-mail or phone call from home, Red Cross-verified information assists commanding officers with making a decision regarding emergency leave. Without this verification, the service member may not be able to come home during a family crisis.You will need this information:
- Full name
- Branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)
- Last 4 of Social Security Account number OR date of birth
- Military Unit information
Every year, the American Red Cross collects and distributes 5.7 million units of the nation’s blood supply. To become a donor you must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. A whole blood donor may donate once every 56 days. For specific eligibility questions or to schedule a blood drive please contact:
American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region:
25 Tibet Ave
Savannah GA 31419
Disaster ServicesNationwide, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. Our mission is to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Nationally, we educate more than 4 million people each year on how to prevent and prepare for disasters. Volunteers are welcome on the Disaster Action Teams.The Southeast Georgia Chapter is part of Georgia Region which is comprised of 12 chapters that serve the state. The chapter touches the lives of more than 53,000 people every year and responds to an average of one (sometimes two) house fires or other disaster every day.
Southeast Georgia Chapter (Savannah)41 Park of Commerce Way
Plantation Corporate Center Bldg. 200
Savannah, GA 31405
We operate around-the-clock, around-the-world emergency communication network for the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. This service transmits or receives over 600,000 messages per year at no cost to service personnel or their families.
To reach members of your family who are in the armed forces during times of emergency, call the Red Cross Caseworkers toll-free number at 1-877-272-7337.
The caseworker will need:
- Full Name
- Relationship to Service Member
- Details of Emergency
- Social Security Number
- Name and Contact information of professional who can verify emergency
- Branch of Service
Access to Financial Assistance
The American Red Cross works under partnership agreements with the Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid Society, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants. Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc.
Whenever your local Aid Society Office is closed, call the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center at (877) 272-7337 (toll-free) if you are:
- An active duty service member
- A member of an activated National Guard or Reserve unit
- An immediate family member of a service member in the above two categories
- A military retiree or spouse/widow(er) of a retiree
Health and Safety Classes
More than 6.5 million people across the United States receive American Red Cross training in first aid, water safety and other skills every year. Red Cross offers courses covering different combinations of first aid and CPR? AED for adults, children and infants so you can choose the course that meets your needs. Courses are also available for Babysitter Training, Lifeguarding, Swimming and Instructor Training.
Health and Safety Services:
1-800-Red Cross or http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class
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Numerous Volunteer opportunities exist for community members interested in sharing their time and talents to strengthen the Fort Stewart Red Cross. Opportunities may be available in the following areas:
- Main Red Cross Office Support
- Station Program Leadership
- Winn Army Community Hospital
- Dental Clinic
- Youth Programs
- Special Events
- Language Bank
- Summer Youth
- The "Red Club"
- Dental Assistant Program
Language Bank: Volunteers who speak multiple languages and are willing to provide translation assistance in listed languages are welcome!
Summer Youth: Youth 14 years and above are able to share their talent and learn valuable life skills by volunteering during the summer. The program runs from June through August and allows youth to develop their work ethic at various offices and departments on Ft. Stewart.
The "Red Club" are youth volunteers 12 years old and above who participate in various activities and project throughout the school year. They meet monthly to plan and work on their community service projects.
Dental Assistant Program: The Ft. Stewart Red Cross and DENTAC sponsor a Dental Assistant Program that provides professional classroom and chair-side training to selected candidates during a six month period. Like us on Facebook! to learn more about this program.
Once you have registered with Volunteer Connection you will be sent a link to your Volunteer Checklist which will guide you through the volunteer application process.