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Red Cross Offering Immediate Financial Assistance for Qualified Households

The American Red Cross is offering immediate financial assistance for those who need help recovering and whose primary residences were destroyed or sustained eligible structural damage. 

To be eligible for Red Cross immediate financial assistance, households must apply for the program by August 18, 2023, and must meet all the following requirements: 

  • Applicant’s pre-disaster primary residence (renter or homeowner) is located in a confirmed disaster impacted geographic area. 
  • Applicant is the head of household and not listed on any other Red Cross assistance application related to the flooding in Vermont. 
  • Applicant’s primary residence was destroyed or suffered eligible structural damage. 
  • Eligible damage is indicated by significant structural damage to a residence that requires extensive repairs. This may include substantial failure of the roof, walls, or foundation, or a water line above 18 inches. 
  • A residence that is destroyed is one that is a total loss or with damage so extensive that repair is not feasible. 
  • Primary applicant’s identity and proof of residence details were verified. 

If your home was not visited by a Red Cross damage assessment representative after the disaster, please bring one of the acceptable damage qualification documents with you to a Red Cross enrollment center to apply for assistance. 

To find the closest enrollment center, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) 

All Red Cross services, including financial assistance, are available to individuals regardless of citizenship status, nationality, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. The Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency and people do not need to be American citizens to receive our help. Red Cross financial assistance is not a loan and will never need to be repaid.