"There is absolutely no charge for any Red Cross disaster assistance.
All disaster assistance is free -- a gift from the American people.
No repayment is required or expected."
"Red Cross Service Centers Providing Emergency Assistance" (August 24, 2004)
American Red Cross
However, loans for certain emergencies are repaid:
"Emergency Financial Assistance - When urgent problems require the
presence of the service member or his or her family, the Red Cross may
provide an interest-free loan or a grant for travel expenses. These
funds, which may be authorized for other emergencies as well, are
disbursed on the basis of need. Ninety-five percent of all loans made
to military families are repaid."
American Red Cross: Heart of Tennessee Chapter
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