Services for Military Families

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Join the Red Cross family of volunteers!


The Red Cross provides military personnel and their families with 24-hour communications assistance during emergencies, as well as with counseling and financial assistance for unexpected crises. In the isolation of a submarine, or at a far away military base, the Red Cross can provide a missing link to home.

The organization sends messages to members of the United States Armed Forces at military bases worldwide from their families regarding births, the illness of close family members, and deaths. The information in a message helps the service member’s commanding officer determine if emergency leave should be granted.

If you have specific comments or questions about the American Red Cross and its programs and services, please send your email to [email protected] or visit our site at

Opportunities to volunteer include helping with our military communications network.