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Programs that facilitate the exchange of information and/or provide short-term assistance, usually in the form of food, clothing, blankets, temporary shelter, furnishings, small appliances or temporary financial aid, for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. The objective of disaster relief is to help individuals sustain their lives during the immediate aftermath of the event. NOTE: "Disaster Relief" is a category of services utilized by community human services agencies involved in disaster work. Government organizations do not recognize disaster relief as a formal part of the disaster cycle. Most of the services classified as disaster relief are considered by government to be part of disaster recovery and a few (e.g., disaster welfare inquiries) are categorized as disaster response.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
American Red Cross - Disaster ServicesResponds when emergencies happen both locally and nationally. Whether the need is caused by fires, flooding, hazardous material or weather emergencies, volunteers meet the immediate needs of victims by providing Red Cross services - typically food, new clothing and a safe place to stay. The Red Cross stays involved with those who suffer losses until they have a solid plan for recovery and can resume pre-disaster living conditions.AlleghenyAllegheny County OfficeAmerican Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
American Red Cross, Huntingdon - Disaster ReliefEmergency assistance to victims of disastersFultonAmerican Red Cross, Huntingdon Chapter - ProgramAmerican Red Cross, Huntingdon Chapter
Disaster Preparedness & Response American Red Cross Bloomsburg ChapterRed Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers like fire fighters and police, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims, and helps them access other available resources. ColumbiaDisaster Preparedness & ResponseAmerican Red Cross Bloomsburg Chapter
Fire and Emergency Operations Services - WilliamsportThe Bureau of Fire serves the City of Williamsport, the county seat for Lycoming County. One of its divisions is Operations and Prevention. Its services include, but are not limited to: fire suppression, vehicle rescue, water rescue, technical rescue, emergency medical quick response, fire inspections, fire investigations, and emergency management administration. In 2004 the Bureau was given the responsibility of administering emergency management for the City. The Bureau is responsible for the implementation of the National Incident Management System for the City, maintaining the City emergency operations plan, two emergency operations centers, six early warning sirens, and the training of all emergency operations center personnel.LycomingWilliamsport Bureau of Fire and Emergency ManagementCity of Williamsport
Navy-Marine Corps Relief SocietyThe Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors. The Society also receives and manages donated funds to administer these programs and services. Our main goal is to help each person who comes to us get support for their immediate needs. Our long-term mission is to help Sailors and Marines become financially self-sufficient by learning how to better manage their personal finances and prepare for unplanned expenses. Services available:
  • Financial Assistance and Counseling,
  • Quick Assist Loan,
  • Education Assistance,
  • Health Education and Post-Combat Support,
  • Budget for Baby,
  • Emergency Travel,
  • Disaster Relief,
  • Thrift Shops.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief SocietyNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Military Family Relief Assistance ProgramProvides emergency financial assistance to eligible PA service members and their eligible family members, and must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Salvation Army of State College - Emergency Disaster ServicesWhen disaster strikes, The Salvation Army provides emergency support to first responders in Centre County. They train local volunteers throughout the year through instructional workshops, drills, and community exercises. These specialized volunteers assist Emergency Management Services, such as fire rescue, police, and other 911 responders, providing food, drinks and emotional/spiritual support.CentreSalvation Army of State College - ProgramSalvation Army of State College

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