American Red Cross Services & Programs
Emergency Communication Messages
Service to the Armed Forces Emergency Communications provides objective, timely, confidential, factual, complete and verified information about an emergency or potential emergency situations involving service members and their immediate family members in order to enable service members and military authorities to make informed decisions.
The American Red Cross Hero Care Center is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with different options for requesting assistance: online, by phone and the Hero Care App.
Disaster can strike without warning, and here on Okinawa, we are particularly vulnerable to various forces of nature. Typhoons and subsequent flooding are especially threatening, which is why the MCB Butler Red Cross is available to assist the community with preparedness tips, weather updates, current TCCOR levels, and a Disaster Action Team.
The American Red Cross strives to provide comprehensive information on typhoons, disasters and disaster preparedness, and weather conditions specific to Okinawa. The following links and documentation offer specific and relevant information covering each of these topics.
3 Distinct Programs
The American Red Cross offers resiliency programs to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families:
○ Coping with Deployments
○ Reconnection Workshops
○ Mind-Body Workshops
The programs are similar in their mission to teach effective resiliency skills as preventative tools for the challenges and stress of military life. All resiliency programs are available free of charge, confidential and led by licensed mental health professionals with additional Red Cross training.
For more information and to schedule a training for your Family Readiness Group (FRG), spouses' club family group, Veteran and Military Services Organizations or other groups, get in touch with our office!