Imagine yourself giving a dollar to the American Red Cross — not a bill, but 100 pennies. The person accepting the money would count out nine cents and set that aside. On average, the remaining 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. This is only possible through the generosity of donors like you. Some of the efforts your charitable donation supports when you give to the Red Cross include:
- Disaster Relief
- Home Fires
- Training and Certification
- Help to Military Families
- Health Care and Blood Drives
- International Efforts
In a year marked by historic hurricanes, wildfires and other crises, the American Red Cross was there for a record number of people across the country whose lives were upended by major events. Your donation powered the Red Cross Eastern PA to respond to over 1,000 disasters last year, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to over 5,000 people. We installed nearly 11,000 smoke alarms in our region and provided The Pillowcase Project to over 9,700 students teaching them how to be prepared in the face of emergencies. With over 155,000 blood donations and over 3,100 services to military members, veterans and their families, our programs and services bring help and hope to those in need every single day.
Every year the Red Cross in Eastern PA conducts a number of signature events throughout region that would not be possible without the generous support of our community and sponsors. We welcome you to come out in support of these events as money raised goes back into the many services we provide to the local community.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming events from March 4th– June 30th:
March 4, 2018: Pocono Telethon
March 24, 2018: Red Ball
April 20, 2018: Lehigh Valley Cabaret & Cuisine: Back to the 80’s
May 8, 2018: Red Cross Cup Golf Tournament
May 16, 2018: Clara Barton Awards Reception
May 19, 2018: Celebration of Life SAF Walk and Lunch
May 20, 2018: Run for the Red Pocono Marathon
Upcoming Heroes Events:
Visit this blog post for more information on all of our Heroes events.
March 15, 2018: Northeastern PA Heroes Event
May 10, 2018: Berks County Heroes Breakfast
May 31, 2018: Bucks County Heroes Breakfast
June 1, 2018: Schuylkill County Heroes Breakfast
June 20, 2018: Chester County Heroes Breakfast