American Red Cross, Financial Assistance for Military Families

Allegheny County Office

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United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceThe American Red Cross works in partnership with military aid societies to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants.

Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc.
Geographical AreaPennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland , Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureCall 877-272-7337 or submit an online request at their website.
Intake RequirementsWhen calling the Red Cross, be prepared to provide as much of the following information about the service member as is known:
Full legal name,
Branch of service,
Social Security number,
Date of birth,
Military unit address,
Information about the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployed service members only),
Who the emergency is about (immediate family member only).
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityIf you are currently, or if you are calling about:
  • Anyone on active duty in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard,
  • An activated member of the Guard and Reserve of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces,
  • An immediate family member or dependent of anyone in the above categories,
  • A military retiree or the retiree’s spouse or widow(er)
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree
Hours of Operation 24/7/365
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 2025 E Street, NW
Physical Site City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20006
Hotline Phone 800-733-2767
Other Phone 877-272-7337
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
Affiliated Program: Allegheny County Office
This Service: American Red Cross, Financial Assistance for Military Families
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Active Military (YN-0500)
Families of Active Military Personnel (YJ-2050.2030)
Families of Retired Military Personnel (YJ-2050.2070)
Military Reserves (YN-5000)
Retired Military (YN-7000)