Red Cross: Another Option To Aid Military Members

Emergencies happen…a parent dies, a child is seriously ill or there’s a new born baby. If you’re in the military and away from home, you need to act fast. The American Red Cross has just released a new emergency tool to help military personnel and their families during these times.

Red Cross Senior Vice President Koby Langley joined us from its national headquarters in Washington D.C. to discuss.

A military member or a member of their family needing to initiate an emergency message can go to or call 877-272-7337. After a message is started online, a highly-trained emergency communication specialist will begin the emergency verification process required to deliver it to the military member’s command. During the verification process, the requester will receive status updates.