Family emergencies are stressful enough on their own. Imagine having a family emergency and a loved one deployed. The American Red Cross is helping ease a small part of that stress by using a new single telephone number to contact service members.
Military. com says, “Beginning June 13, service members and their families will be able to use one toll-free number, 877-272-7337, to send an urgent message to a service member following the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, the birth of a service member’s child or grandchild, or when a family faces other emergencies. “