Beginning with Clara Barton’s battlefield experiences, the American Red Cross has been committed to serving U.S. military personnel and their families. This commitment is one of two mandates written into its congressional charter.
With that long-standing commitment close to its heart, the local Red Cross’s Services to the Armed Forces Department will participate in events surrounding Veterans’ Day.
* On Monday, Nov. 7 the Services to the Armed Forces will be at Columbus State Community College from 11-1:30 in Room 156 of Delaware Hall as part of the college’s observance of Veterans’ Week.
* On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Services to the Armed Forces will participate in the Columbus Veterans’ Day Parade, which begins at 11:30 a.m. on the Ohio State House’s West Plaza.
Red Crossers in the Services to the Armed Forces department provide home comforts and critical services on bases and in military hospitals around the world. They support military families during deployments and emergencies and continue serving veterans after they leave active duty.
Services include responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services, respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.
As in all of its work, the Red Cross, through its nationwide network of chapters, connects individuals and families with local, state and national resources. These services are available both in the United States and on military installations worldwide.
The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 1-877-272-7337 (toll-free) or contact the local Red Cross chapter. A family needing immediate assistance can submit a request online or call the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337
For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.