Students and employees can let their families know they are okay in the event of an emergency while keeping cell phone lines open for emergency calls by using the American Red Cross Safe and Well list. The Safe and Well list is especially helpful in communicating with family members who are outside the emergency area.American Red Cross logo

If a disaster or crisis affects the Carolina campus, you can register as “safe and well” by going to and following the registration instructions.

From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know that you are okay. Concerned family and friends can search the list of people who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” A successful search will display first name, last name, an “as of date” and the “safe and well” messages selected.

You may customize messages for loved ones and update their Facebook and Twitter statuses directly from the site. The University encourages you to tell family and friends about the Safe and Well List website now so they will know what to do to get your “safe and well” message in an emergency.