Safe and Well
Register yourself or search for loved ones.
Let your loved ones know you are "safe and well"
The American Red Cross has unveiled new and updated technology to help families stay safe and reconnect during a disaster.
“Every day, millions of people use the web to connect with friends and family, and the Red Cross is using the same technology to help people prepare for, stay safe and connect with loved ones during an emergency,” said Joe Becker, senior vice president for Red Cross Disaster Services. “And we’re very excited to have both an improved Safe and Well site and a real-time way to find shelter locations this hurricane season.”
Safe and Well is a secure and easy-to-use online tool that allows people inside a disaster-affected area to list themselves as “safe and well” and for loved ones to search for these messages. Launched in 2006, the redesigned site now allows people to customize messages for loved ones and update their Facebook and Twitter statuses right from the site. In addition, a new mobile version of the site will make it easy for people to register or search from a smart phone.
Linking Safe and Well to Facebook and Twitter is an important step for the site and those who use it. In a recent Red Cross online survey, nearly half of all respondents said they would use social media sites to let their loved ones know they are safe in an emergency. Facebook was the most popular choice, named by 86 percent of those who would use social media to reassure their loved ones. Now, the Red Cross makes it easy to register on Safe and Well, and at the same time, participate in social media.
How to Register
There are several ways to register on or search the Safe and Well site.
- From a computer, visit www.redcross.org and click on the “List Yourself or Search Registrants” link under “How to Get Help”, or you can click here.
- From a smart phone, visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell and click on the “List Yourself as Safe and Well” or “Search for friends and family” link.
- From any phone, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and one of our operators can help you register.