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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers many services and programs to members of the U.S. military and their families through a national network of stations on military installations, chapters and the Armed Forces Emergency Service Centers (AFESC) located in Washington, D.C., and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Our Fort Leonard Wood American Red Cross office is located in Building 496, directly across the street from the Burger King. Red Cross provides the following services:

  • Briefings (deployment, pre-deployment, family separation and FRG) with information specific to your group. Contact the Fort Leonard Wood office at 573-596-0300 to schedule your briefing.
  • Volunteer opportunities abound in the hospital, dental clinic, veterinary clinic, blood drives, and the office providing case work and other services.

We are a volunteer organization, led by leadership personnel. Positions include: station chair, records chair, MHOP chair, dental chair, publicity chair, youth chair and fundraising chair.

Nursing and professional volunteer service opportunities are available to help you maintain your professional licenses.

For information and referral services, call 573-596-0300. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In the event of an emergency, critical illness or death in a service member or spouse’s immediate family, the Red Cross should be called at once. The Red Cross is equipped to verify the situation and relay an emergency request, if necessary, to proper military authorities. It is up to the military to decide whether or not to grant leave. Military personnel assigned to Fort Leonard Wood and their family members residing in the same household should call the Fort Leonard Wood office, 573-596-0300, or the Armed Forces Emergency Service Center, 877-272-7337, for emergency communication assistance. Family members not residing with the service member should call the nearest American Red Cross chapter in their local community or the Armed Forces Emergency Service Center, 877-272-7337.

Emergency Financial Assistance: When an emergency arises that requires the presence of a service member or his or her family, emergency financial assistance may be available from Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid or the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. During normal duty hours, active-duty personnel and family members residing in the same household should contact the appropriate agency directly. If emergency financial assistance is needed after normal duty hours or on weekends or holidays, the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Center may be able to provide assistance on behalf of the service relief agencies. Phone: 877-272-7337.

American Red Cross Blood Services schedules monthly community blood drives as well as blood drives at various military units on Fort Leonard Wood. To schedule blood drives or for questions about giving blood, call the blood services representative at 573-596-3137 or 573-528-9098.

The American Red Cross on Fort Leonard Wood, Building 496, provides emergency communication services to the military, retirees, and civilians living and working on Fort Leonard Wood and in the surrounding community. Please call 573-596-0300 for assistance. After hours and on weekends and holidays, please call 877-272-7337.

Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities abound. Please contact the Fort Leonard Wood Red Cross office at 573-596-0700 for further information.

 

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