The American Red Cross ( provides support to our U.S. military community at every step of their career — from the time a service member takes their oath to navigating life as a Veteran and each event in between. You can find American Red Cross support of military communities across the globe at military hospitals, on installations locally and overseas and through local chapter offices in every state.

Throughout the month of May, the American Red Cross invited people around the country to turn ‘Thank you for your service’ into action. For those with a military background or just a heart for military and Veteran communities, opportunities to volunteer and support were also available.

“Oftentimes when military families go through a crisis, they are separated from their families and their support systems,” said Michael Jordan, president, Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces & International Services. “Red Cross volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of military families through emergency relief, comfort and care during the most harrowing of times.”

Over the last year, the Red Cross provided more than 19,000 military families with support through Resiliency Workshops. Visit for full information about programs that support military communities.

Turn your appreciation into action by volunteering with the Red Cross today. To learn more, visit or contact your local Red Cross chapter to learn about open availabilities.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports Veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.