Emergency Management

First Day of National Recovery – American Red Cross
Posted By Sheri Badger on Sep 12th, 2001 at 1:50 AM

The American Red Cross appreciates the extreme generosity of the American people in this time of national need. They ask for your patience as they help the people who need it the most. If you need to find a family member affected by the disaster: The network of American Red Cross chapters is available to help find information regarding family members affected by the disaster. All inquiries should be directed to your local American Red Cross chapter. In Tacoma and Pierce County that number is 253-474-0400. Other information contacts: American Airlines 1-800-245-0999 United Airlines 1-800-932-8555 Navy/Marines 1-877-663-6772 US Air Force 1-800-253-9276 US Army (Military District of Washington) 1-800-477-9571 DoD Compassion Center for non-uniformed DoD employees at the Pentagon: 1- 800-833-6622 To make a donation: Call 1-800 HELP NOW or visit the online donation system at www.redcross.org. If you are experiencing problems while donating online, it is due to extremely heavy volume on our Web site. Please try again later in the week or call the 800 number. To give blood: Call 1-800 GIVE LIFE or contact your local hospital or health care system. As you might imagine, it is currently very difficult to get through on a phone line. Please be patient and attempt your call later in the week. New volunteers: The Red Cross has thousands of trained volunteers ready to respond to disasters throughout the country. If you want to become trained in Red Cross Disaster Services, please contact your local Chapter later in the week to help reduce current volume, which is extremely high. Medical professionals wishing to support the efforts in New York may contact the following: Physicians may call (212) 604-3850 Nurses may call (212) 604-8474 EMT and nurses aides may call 800-628-0193 Search and Rescue Professionals may call (703) 222-6277