Military personnel and their families have a new
place to turn to for support.
Service members can get critical services delivered with a caring touch all
around the world.
(NAPSI)—The Department of Defense reports that 1.3 million Americans
serve in the military.
If you or someone you care about is ever among them and sent overseas, you
may be glad to learn about an organization that’s been assisting
members of the U.S. armed forces, veterans and their families since the early
1900s: the American Red Cross. It provides emergency communication services,
resiliency programs and morale activities.
“We are committed to delivering critical services with a caring
touch wherever and whenever they’re needed—24 hours a day, seven
days a week, 365 days a year—for military members
and their families at home and around the world,” said Koby Langley, senior vice president for Service to the
Armed Forces at the Red Cross.
Now, the organization is expanding support for U.S. military personnel in
Eastern Europe with a new office in Romania.
In addition to aiding military members and their families, the American
Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to disaster victims;
supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving
skills; and provides humanitarian aid. A not-for-profit organization, it
depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public.
The free Hero Care App helps
members of the military and veteran communities
access emergency and other Red Cross services anywhere in the world.
Go to your app store or text GETHEROCARE to 90999 to download the app. For
further facts, visit www.redcross.org.
“The @RedCross supports military personnel and their families
worldwide. It just opened a new office in Romania. http://bit.ly/2UXeiT1”