Managing multiple authorities During a disaster, shelters, including the Red Cross. Other agencies may run a shelter in collaboration with the Red Cross, with or without red cross support, or they may operate a shelter independently. Managed Shelters partners are managed by partners according to the principles of the Red Cross in collaboration with the Red Cross. The pound materials published here by the Red Cross are available to any agency that runs an animal shelter. The Red Cross provides collective housing to meet the immediate needs of people and communities directly affected by disasters. Few activities are more important to the core mission of the Red Cross than sheltering people affected by disasters. Accommodation provides a safe place for individuals and families to stay during and after a disaster, and the Red Cross brand is widely recognized as the symbol of refuge.