Red Cross FAQ

What is the Mayan Apocalypse?

Urban legend has it that on December 21, everything changes. Is it the end of the world? An apocalypse? We won’t know so you need to be prepared.

Is this for real?

No, we’re having fun, but we really want you to play with some of these ideas. If you’re in a real disaster situation, we want you to know what to do to help yourself and others. For real facts and information on what to do to prepare for an emergency, click here.

What’s a go bag?

Flooded out? In a blackout? Zombies invading and you need to be on the move? A go bag is what you need to live for three days until it is safe to return. To learn more about a real survival kit, click here.

What if things get twisted?

A tornado is one of Mother Nature’s most violent disasters, but the American Red Cross has tips to teach you how to prepare, respond, and recover. To learn more about what to do when facing a tornado disaster, click here.

What if there are floods?

It’s one of the most frequent disasters, but that doesn’t make it any less scary. To get prepared for a flash flood and be able to react at a moment’s notice, click here.

What if they throw us the heat?

Imaging what zombies would do in a zombie apocalypse naturally leads to thoughts of fire. Wildfires? House fires? To learn about what to do in the event of a real fire, click here.

What is the American Red Cross?

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. To learn more, click here.

What can I do to help the American Red Cross?

To learn more about all the ways you can help further the mission of the Red Cross, click here.