Red Cross launches app targeted towards military families

Red Cross to open an additional relief center in San Marcos. (logo courtesy: Red Cross)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The American Red Cross has launched a new app to help connect people serving in the military with their loved ones around the world.

The Hero Care App allows families in the middle of an emergency to reach out to their military loved ones to initiate the effort to bring them home if necessary. The app allows members to securely store and easily access their military member’s personal information.

Bristel Minsker joined KXAN News Today to explain why the app is needed and who should use it.

The Hero Care App is available to download for free in app stores, by texting ‘GETHEROCARE’ to 90999 or by clicking on the following link from a mobile device provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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