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The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is available to provide assistance to people in a disaster or other emergency. Our services are designed for individuals and families affected by fires, flood or other natural and man-made disasters. We also support families who have been separated by an international disaster or armed conflict and those who have family members serving in the armed forces.

For disaster assistance for yourself or your family:
Call our 24-hour hotline at 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722). If this is a new disaster, your call will activate our Disaster Action Team response, and Red Cross volunteers will be dispatched to your location. If you’re following up on an already reported disaster, you will be able to speak with one of our disaster services caseworkers regarding assistance.

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For assistance in connecting with family internationally:
Call us at 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or send an email to kelleyj@usa.redcross.org to be connected with one of our international communications and tracing caseworkers. The Red Cross may be able to help you find and re-connect with loved ones around the world after natural disasters, war, civil unrest or other international catastrophes. Please note, you should contact the U.S. Department of State at 1-888-407-4747 for emergency assistance in connecting with U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad.

How We Help 

For assistance in connecting with family in the United States following a disaster:
To look for a friend or family member who may be involved in a disaster outside of our local area, please go to the Red Cross Safe & Well Web site at https://disastersafe.redcross.org

For emergency assistance for families of armed forces members:
Call our 24-hour hotline at 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) to be connected with one of our services to the armed forces caseworkers. The Red Cross can help you with emergency communications, emergency financial assistance, and information or referrals to other organizations that support military families.


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