Planning for emergencies
Important Documents/Hand Carry
No matter how well you’ve planned, emergencies do happen. What should you do in case of an emergency while you are traveling? First, make sure you have all your important papers with you (i.e. copy of orders, phone book, insurance information, etc.). Be careful not to pack them in your household or hold baggage. Numbers for your Commander, Orderly Room and your sponsor can be invaluable in case of an emergency while in transit.
Air force aid society & american red cross
The Air Force Aid Society is always available for emergency aid anywhere you may be. Contact the nearest military installation or Red Cross Chapter (phone numbers are usually listed in the white pages of the local telephone directory). They can help you through Air Force Aid with emergency financial assistance and contacting individuals that will need to know where you are and what’s happening.
After Hours Emergency Assistance
After Duty Hours Air Force Aid Society can provide financial emergency assistance based upon need, through either a loan or when there is a particular hardship, grants maybe given.
Categories of financial assistance include:
- Basic living expenses (food, shelter, and utilities)
- Medical expenses not covered by TRICARE
- Dental not covered by DDP
- Funeral expenses
- Emergency transportation
- Essential car repairs
- Pay and allotment problems
- Disaster and assistance for widows, mothers, and children.
Additional Services of the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross can also help in times of emergency. Quick communications with home about family emergencies is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including verification of death or serious illness or immediate family, birth announcements to fathers deployed overseas, and health and welfare reports resulting from a lack of communication over a long period of planning, and demographic world wide.
The Salvation Army is the single largest provider of social services of its kind in the United States. It arrived in Kansas and Missouri more than 125 years ago to feed the hungry, clothe the poor and bring hope to the dispirited.
Today, The Salvation Army helps more than 750,000 Kansans and Missourians, who have nowhere else to turn for help, providing nearly one million meals, 250,000 nights of shelter and a wide range of other critical services for the less fortunate each year. It features a complex network of programs serving people of every age.
United Way of the Plains is a local, volunteer-driven organization. United Way brings the community together to address critical issues such as care for the elderly, youth at risk, disaster relief, and more. United Way of the Plains serves Sedgwick and surrounding counties in south central Kansas.
United Way’s 2-1-1 Call Center helps people find needed services in communities across the state of Kansas. Dial 2-1-1 (toll free, statewide) or visit their website.
For McConnell Fire & Police, Call 911. If using a cell phone tell the operator “McConnell AFB Emergency”.