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Red Cross volunteer gives information to a member of the Armed Forces

Armed Forces
Emergency Services

Phone 850-763-6587
After Hours Phone

Troops receiving Red Cross packages on deployment.


Serving the Community-Based Military and Their Families

Armed Forces Emergency Services

There may be a time when you need help – and we’ll be there.

Who we help:
• Active Duty Personnel
• National Guard
• Reservists
• U.S. Coast Guard
• Recruiters

How we help:

  • Stay in touch with loved ones. Our Red Cross worldwide emergency communications network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can help you or your family send emergency messages regarding the death or serious illness of a family member, the birth of a child or other families emergencies.
  • Get verification of emergency leave information. The Red Cross can provide you and your commander with fast, reliable information regarding emergency leaves, deferments, compassionate reassignments and dependency discharges.
  • Secure emergency financial assistance. The Red Cross collaborates with the military aid societies in providing financial assistance when an urgent personal or family crisis arises – that is, when you might need financial assistance for emergency travel, burial of a loved one or urgent health and welfare needs such as food and shelter.
  • Obtain counseling, information, referrals and other social needs. In addition to having the Red Cross workers available to you for confidential problem solving, as a community-based military member you also are entitled to a variety of health and supportive services from the military and other sources. The Red Cross can help you understand these referrals and government benefits.
  • Receive veterans services to which you are entitled. The Red Cross represents veterans and their families who seek compensation awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Red Cross volunteers also serve hospitalized veterans at VA medical centers.
  • Find disaster assistance, health and safety and HIV/AIDS education and volunteer opportunities. The Red Cross provides assistance in times of disaster and offers you and your family health and safety training and volunteer opportunities.


• U.S. Public Health Service
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• Military Retirees
• Veterans
• Families of all the above