The American Red Cross, through its military and social services department, provides a worldwide system of emergency-related services that are available to military service members and their families.
These services include a communications network during times of emergency, verification of emergency leave information for military commanders to help them make informed decisions to meet the interests of the service member and the military, access to financial assistance when an urgent family crisis arises, confidential counseling, information and referral, training in health and safety, disaster assistance and volunteer programs.
American Red Cross emergency services for Luke AFB Airmen and their families are handled by the Grand Canyon Chapter office in Phoenix. Available 24 hours a day, it can be reached by calling 602-336-6480 or 800-842-7349. A special Red Cross website for military members is at www.redcross.org/military-information-referral-services.html.
In addition, American Red Cross volunteers contribute more than 1,100 hours of service per month to the 56th Medical Group at the Luke Air Force Base clinic. If interested in volunteering at the clinic, call 623-856-6994 and leave your name and phone number. The Red Cross office in the clinic is open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday.