American Red Cross unveils new mobile app for easier access

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – The American Red Cross unveiled their new Hero Care mobile app Wednesday. The free app is designed to help members of the military, veterans, and their families identify and access emergency and non-emergency Red Cross services across the world.

“When an emergency happens, accurate information, easy access to services and time are of the essence, especially for military families,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of Red Cross in eastern North Carolina. “That’s why the Red Cross has designed the new Hero Care App – whether you’re the parent of a child joining the military, a military member, a military spouse or a veteran, the Hero Care App will connect you to vital services and guide you to valuable resources that will help alleviate stress during emergencies and provide important information right at your fingertips.”

The app lets users request emergency services as well as access service member information and non-emergency health assistance, including financial assistance.

Users can also use the app to find local resources and location information of government resources such as MilitaryOneSource and VA Benefits and Services.

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