|American National Red Cross|
|2025 E Street NW|
|Washington, DC |
|Phone: ||1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) donation hotline|
|Web Address: ||www.redcross.org or www.cruzrojaamericana.org/index.asp
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: ||http://emergency.cdc.gov|
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
|500 C Street SW|
|Washington, DC 20472|
|Web Address: ||www.fema.gov|
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
|200 Independence Avenue SW|
|Washington, DC 20201|
|Phone: ||1-877-696-6775 toll-free|
|Web Address: ||www.hhs.gov/disasters/index.html|
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: ||www.who.int/en|
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.