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The American Red Cross can also help in times of emergencies. Quick communications with home about family emergencies is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including verification of death or serious illness of immediate family, birth announcements to fathers deployed overseas, and health and welfare reports resulting from lack of communication over a long period of time.

They also offer financial assistance for military personnel and their immediate families in the form of interest free loans or grants when a loan would place a greater hardship on the family. Examples of need for financial assistance are: emergency leave expenses for the service personal his/her family member; for family necessities which may result when an allotment check is not received or delayed; for personal needs of an essential and emergency nature; and for convalescent leave expenses.

To contact Red Cross call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

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