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American National Red Cross
2025 E Street NW
Washington, DC  
Phone: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) donation hotline
(202) 303-5000
Web Address: or (Spanish)

This Web site has news on what the American Red Cross is doing in America and around the world. It also has information on disaster services (for making donations), Red Cross projects, how to volunteer, and where you can donate time, money, or blood.

The American Red Cross is one of America's main emergency response groups. It also offers many other services, such as community services for the needy, support for military members and their families, and educational programs that promote health and safety. But the Red Cross is probably best known for its blood drives and international relief programs.

The American Red Cross is also part of a worldwide effort that provides care to the victims of war or natural disasters. This group always aims to prevent and relieve suffering. The Red Cross is not a government agency. And it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Emergency Preparedness and Response
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30333
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
Web Address:

This Web site is intended to help people living in the United States of America prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. You can report an emergency, find information on the top emergency resources, and learn practical tips such as how to assemble an emergency supply kit.

This Web site also has information on bioterrorism, chemical and radiation emergencies, mass casualties, natural disasters and severe weather, and recent outbreaks and incidents.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
500 C Street SW
Washington, DC  20472
Phone: 1-800-621-3362
TDD: 1-800-462-7585
Web Address:

FEMA (say "FEE-mah") is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. It was created to reduce the loss of life and property in the U.S. and to protect people from natural or man-made disasters that happen here, such as acts of terrorism. FEMA aims to do this through a system of programs to deal with emergency situations.

This Web site has information about different types of disasters. It lists the states where the President has declared a disaster. And it tells how individuals and families can apply for assistance. There are links to other helpful resources, such as frequently asked questions (FAQs), how to plan ahead, and how to recover and rebuild.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disasters and Emergencies
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC  20201
Phone: 1-877-696-6775 toll-free
(202) 619-0257
Web Address:

This Web site of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers resources on how to plan, prepare, and respond to natural and man-made disasters. The site has resources for people who have experienced traumatic events, whether they are survivors, friends and relatives of those who are hurt or who have died, or rescue workers.

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland  
Web Address:

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations. It has about 200 member states. WHO promotes technical cooperation among nations on health issues, carries out programs to control and eliminate disease, and strives to improve the quality of human life.

The Web site has information on many health topics, including health and disease related to travel.


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Last Updated: April 16, 2013
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