American Red Cross
431 18th St NW, Washington, DC, 20006-5304
Distance: 422 Miles
Disaster survivors can register information about their status and well-being so family and friends can find them after a disaster.
Works to reconnect families who have been separated due to a natural disaster, armed conflict, migration or other humanitarian crises.
Services are available to reconnect families separated by international crises or those displaced in the United States.
Disaster in the US: Anyone who has lost contact with their family because of a recent disaster.
International separations: Anyone who has been separated from their family internationally, including refugees and immigrants.
To begin a search, contact your local Red Cross.
For program information and general inquiries call (800) 733-2767 (800 RED CROSS).
For information regarding International Tracing services call (844) 782-9441 or visit the International Reconnecting Families Information webpage.
|Minnesota Region||(612) 871-7676|
|Public Inquiries||(202) 303-4498|
|Toll Free||(800) 733-2767|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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TH-1500.1700Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations Definition
Organizations that have a formal role in coordinating the provision of disaster relief and/or recovery services following a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Included are coalitions of community-based organizations in a defined geographic area whose members are prepared to act in concert to respond to the emergency needs of the community during the relief and recovery phases of a disaster and non-affiliated organizations with a designated role. Some collaboratives are local VOADs (known in some places as COADs), that are organized through state-level VOAD/COAD chapters which are affiliates of the national organization, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), a formal coalition of national voluntary organizations with a common interest in providing disaster relief. Other coalitions are "interfaiths" which gather financial and other resources from the faith community and distribute them to people in need, generally after American Red Cross and other immediate relief organizations have completed their work. NOTE: "Disaster Relief" is a category of services utilized by community agencies involved in disaster work. Government organizations do not recognize disaster relief as a formal part of the disaster cycle. Most of the services classified as disaster relief are considered by government to be part of disaster recovery and a few (e.g., disaster welfare inquiries) are categorized as disaster response.
TH-2600Disaster Relief Services Definition
Programs that facilitate the exchange of information and/or provide short-term assistance, usually in the form of food, clothing, blankets, temporary shelter, furnishings, small appliances or temporary financial aid, for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. The objective of disaster relief is to help individuals sustain their lives during the immediate aftermath of the event. NOTE: "Disaster Relief" is a category of services utilized by community human services agencies involved in disaster work. Government organizations do not recognize disaster relief as a formal part of the disaster cycle. Most of the services classified as disaster relief are considered by government to be part of disaster recovery and a few (e.g., disaster welfare inquiries) are categorized as disaster response.
TH-2600.1800Disaster Survivor Inquiries Definition
Programs conducted by organizations like the American Red Cross that provide a communication network which enables the general public to obtain information about the circumstances of relatives and friends who are in an area within the U.S. where a major disaster or wide-spread emergency has occurred. Also included are disaster survivor registries that allow individuals who are alive following a disaster to post their name and medical condition for access by family members and friends; or to leave voice messages providing information about their circumstances, their current location and how to reach them.
TL-3650.2000-300Foreign Disaster Welfare Inquiries Definition
Programs conducted by organizations like the American Red Cross that provide a communication network which enables the general public to obtain information about the circumstances of relatives and friends who are in a disaster area that is located in another country.
Groups of people, usually consisting of parents (mothers and fathers) and children, who live together in a common dwelling and depend on one another for support.
YX-1800Disaster Victims Definition
Individuals who have suffered physical injury or loss of property due to a sudden calamitous event of natural or human origin such as a fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or outbreak of war or civil unrest.