Download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to expert advice on what to do right before, during and after 14 different types of emergencies and disasters, including floods, The app contains weather alerts, lifesaving information and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices, Users can customize more than 35 emergency alerts based on their location and where their loved ones live.
The free Emergency App is available in app stores for smartphones and tablets by searching for the American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/apps.
American Red Cross deployed more than 15,000 volunteers to aid disaster victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy, a destructive and deadly hurricane that hit the Atlantic coast in 2012.
Red Cross volunteer Eilene Guy comforts Maria Pennell, who lost her home by the destruction caused by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. Maria’s six children, including Maryulite Ruiz (rear) and Emily Pennell, were safe with her in a Red Cross shelter. Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross.
American Airlines employees and customers helped raise more than $1.7 million to help aid those affected by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011.