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Red Cross releases new national emergency number for military families

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Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:00 pm

By Rose L. Thayer

Fort Hood Herald

The American Red Cross announced last week a new national phone number for military families to contact deployed loved ones in case of emergencies.

Families previously had to call their local Red Cross agencies and were often bounced around between numbers before finding the correct line, said Amanda Rosener, family readiness support assistant for the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.

"It will allow family members not to be confused when it comes to who to contact," Rosener said. "It will alleviate the steps they have to take."

The new toll free number, 877-272-7337, will go into effect Monday morning at 7 a.m. CST.

The line is used to put military personnel in touch with their families following the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, the birth of a child or grandchild or other emergencies.

For more information on what the American Red Cross offers military

families go to www.redcross.org.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

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