American Red Cross Disaster Relief focuses on meeting peoples' immediate recovery needs following a disaster. Services include shelter, food, clothing, health, and mental health support. Assistance is provided free of charge, as a gift from the American public, to enable people to independently resume their daily activities. The American Red Cross Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium or WMAC (pronounced Way-Mack) is a coordinating body for managing the Red Cross response to incidents affecting more than one DC metro geographic area. WMAC serves the Alexandria Chapter, Arlington County Chapter, Loudoun County Chapter, Prince William Chapter, and the National Capital Area Chapter, which serves the District of Columbia, the counties of Fairfax, Montgomery, and Prince George, and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. This area corresponds closely to the boundaries of the FEMA National Capital Region.
Mission: To promote and enhance disaster response by fostering collaboration in preparedness, planning, coordination, communication, and sharing of resources, both human and material -- in the Washington DC Metro Area.
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