Donate to the International Disaster Relief Fund
Each year, disasters devastate millions of people around the world and are increasing in frequency and severity. Houses are destroyed, roads are washed away and livelihoods are ruined. But when disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there to help.
Our ability to respond immediately following a disaster with much needed supplies and personnel is essential for saving lives and minimizing the impact of disasters on vulnerable communities.
Disasters continue to strike and our International Disaster Relief Fund (IDRF) is quickly becoming depleted. This fund allows us to respond within hours of an emergency, well before any money has been received from supporters. It also allows us to implement disaster preparedness programs to create stronger and more resilient communities.