American Red Cross
Service to the Armed Forces
The American Red Cross provides a worldwide system of emergency related services to members of the military and their families. These services include:
- A global communication network for services members and their families suffering a family crisis.
- Verification of emergencies to assist military commanders in making informed decisions regarding regular and/or emergency leave.
- Access to after-hours financial assistance (AER, etc)
- Confidential counseling, information and referral.
To initiate a Red Cross emergency communication message (ECM), service and family members can call 877-272-7337 any time day or night. Deployed service members are encouraged to contact their local servicing Red Cross office (determined through command), or phone 877-272-7337.
The local office of the American Red Cross is located on the 1st floor of Reynolds Army Community Hospital. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You can contact the office at (580) 919-3938, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 60 American Red Cross volunteers provide a myriad of services to help the patients and staff of Reynolds Army Community Hospital, DENTAC, the veterinary clinic and the Nye Library. Please call the Red Cross at 580-558-2132 for more details.
To become a Red Cross volunteer, please click here.
Greet visitors to the out-patient clinic areas, provide directions, escort and provide wheelchair assistance, as needed. Though staffed primarily by retirees and spouses, the opportunity is open to everyone.
Visit new mothers, providing them a gift bag containing a new baby onesie and some toiletries; and/or visit in-patients offering reading materials and “Help Hospitalized Veterans” craft kits.
Other MEDCOM Opportunities
Licensed or credentialed patient care providers (MDs, RNs. EMTs, etc.); administrative assistants; pharmacy and radiology technicians, Urgent Care, PT/OT, etc.
Dental Assistant Training Program
The Red Cross offers an annual 500+ hour training program facilitated and taught by DENTAC personnel, which includes both didactic and chairside training in dental assisting. A certificate is issued for successful completion.
A hospital based summer program for youth 14-17 years old, this program is intended to be a hands-on learning opportunity that introduces teens to the fascinating field of medicine.
The Red Cross regularly informs Fort Sill’s military community about its Service to the Armed Forces missions. Included in this responsibility are newcomers and SRP briefs, pre- and post-deployment preparations, reconnection/reintegration workshops, and community information events.
To request a unit or FRG brief, or for more information on reconnection/reintegration workshops, please call 580-558-3052.