The Darien office of the American Red Cross, Darien/Stamford chapter, is at 39 LeRoy Avenue. It is staffed Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 and Friday from 8:30 to 3, but available for Armed Forces Services communications and disaster emergencies 24 hours a day.

The local Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The organization also offers CPR and first aid courses; health courses such as Managing Stress, Back Injury Prevention, and Your Heart Matters; disaster preparedness; works with youth in the Red Cross Action Team; responds to single-family fires; runs blood drives; and teaches a teen babysitting program. For information, call 203-655-2586 or visit