Two summers ago our apartment burned down while we were out to dinner. We got the horrible call and came home to absolutly nothing. Luckily, Red Cross was there waiting to aid us in our disaster. The lady who came out was wonderful. She really was sympathetic to our situation and helped ease the burden. We were provided lodging and a clothing allowance to regain some of what had been lost. Not only do they provide these types of services but also so much more. If your'e thinking of volunteering or just checking them out I think they are great.