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RAF MILDENHALL, England -- The American Red Cross supports and supplements activities of the military affecting the health, welfare, and morale of service members and their families. Services offered include:

Emergency financial assistance: The Red Cross, in partnership with the military aid societies, provides access to interest-free loans and grants to military and their families when an urgent personal or family crisis arises.

Information and referral service: Counseling services are available to provide military families with information and referral services to various agencies, including legal aid, medical or psychiatric care, housing, and family and child welfare. No referral is made by the Red Cross without permission of the service member.

Disaster services: Service members who have disaster-related needs may be assisted by the Red Cross with a disaster grant. Disaster education courses, briefings, and orientations are provided to individuals who have an interest in the program. Training and registration for the Red Cross Disaster Services Human Resources System are provided.

You can contact the Red Cross office at DSN 238-2107 or after hours, call 01638-542121.