Lori Arnold McFarlane, a central Arkansas native, has spent most of her career working with nonprofits and volunteering for organizations close to her heart. As the Executive Director of the Greater Arkansas chapter, Lori is proud to serve the mission of the American Red Cross in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies, large and small.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Lori spent nearly a decade in the United Kingdom, where she developed a passion for communications, public affairs and volunteering. There she worked in communications and marketing for a public high school, volunteered with a national nonprofit organization and co-founded a local charity dedicated to raising public awareness related to maternal and infant health. Upon returning to central Arkansas, Lori continued working in public health communications at Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) before joining the American Red Cross as Regional Communications Director in 2016. She began serving as Executive Director for Greater Arkansas in 2017.
Lori feels immensely blessed to be a part of an organization that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of others, often on their darkest days, through disaster relief, service to the armed forces, and international services, as well as life-saving blood products and health and safety training. Lori lives in Sherwood and is raising three children to be the next generation of volunteers.
The Chapter serves the residents of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Chicot, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, Miller, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Polk, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Sevier, St. Francis, Union, Van Buren, White and Woodruff counties.
401 S. Monroe St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
501 N. Timberlane Dr.
El Dorado, AR 71730
1820 Central Ave, Suite P
Hot Springs, AR 71901
211 W. 3rd St, Suite 250
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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You can donate by calling (501) 748-1004.
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American Red Cross Serving Greater Arkansas, 401 South Monroe, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Major Gifts Officer:
Steve Biernacki - (501) 350-5176
- Disaster Services
- Health & Safety Services
- International Services
- Service To Armed Forces
- Volunteer & Youth Services