Comfort Kits

August 29, 2008

Contains personal hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc., given to clients who have been displaced from their homes.

Comfort Kit Items


Snacks Served

August 29, 2008

The number of individual snacks served to clients and workers.

Robstown, Texas 7.24.08


Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)

August 15, 2008

Are vehicles used on disaster relief operations to provide mobile or stationary feedings, distribution of items, and, as necessary, to do casework, communication, and to transfer supplies.

Audio: What’s That Red Cross Truck Doing Here?

Robstown, Texas 7.24.08

San Benito, Texas 7.24.08

Central Indiana Tornado – May 30, 2008

Video of an ERV inspection:


Disaster Action Team (DAT)

August 15, 2008

A team of trained Red Cross workers sent to the scene of a disaster to provide immediate disaster relief to those affected by disaster and to emergency workers responding to the incident. DAT workers often consist of both paid workers and volunteers.


International Services

August 14, 2008

The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people around the world to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies, and life-threatening health conditions.

The American Red Cross accomplishes this goal by working within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement-the world’s largest humanitarian network with more than 180 Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies and more than 100 million volunteers. In all our work, we abide by the seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

International Trip


Disaster Services

August 14, 2008

Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.

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

The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers, 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 access other available resources.