American Red Cross Providing Safe & Well Information
Springfield, MO – In the aftermath of the Fort Hood disaster many concerned family members and friends of those people stationed at the Army base may wish to check on the safety of their loved ones.
The American Red Cross does have a Safe and Well website that provides a way for individuals to register themselves as “safe and well.” From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being.
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s First Name, Last Name, an “As of Date”, and the “safe and well” messages selected.
For those individuals wishing to check on loved ones who may have registered on this site, log onto the American Red Cross national website at www.redcross.org. Then access the List yourself as safe and well link which will provide you with information on how to check on someone who may have registered as safe and well.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
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Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for more information!