No one else does this: not the government, not other charities. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.
This is the offiicial page of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It includes a basic overview as well as informaiton on many topics like disaster assistance, response and recovery, and how to plan and prepare for a disaster.