While the American Red Cross and their partners are committed to lending a helping hand to those in need, assistance may be delayed in times of disaster. That's why it's important for your family to Be Red Cross Ready by completing three easy steps: Get A Kit. Make A Plan. Be Informed. The provided link is an online presentation of what to do to keep your family safe in an emergency, what supplied you need, or what documents you should have on hand if you need to evacuate your home.