Service to the Armed Forces

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Born on the battlefield, the Red Cross sees it as one of our primary missions to support our Military and their families. There are many ways you can help us help them. By volunteering with our Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) department or by participating in one of the local programs below.

For more information or to volunteer with SAF, please call Kathy Doran at 717-234-3101 x1222 or you can email her at kathy.doran@redcross.org.



red cross volunteer hands a military man in harrisburg a tote full of supplies as part of the totes of hope program

Totes of Hope

You can bring hope to a homeless veteran right here in the Central Pennsylvania Region by donating personal care items that will be packaged into backpacks.


Red Cross woman speaking with two military service people about support services

Returning Home

The American Red Cross offers multiple skill-building opportunities for military families to identify and cope effectively with the unique challenges that arise after a deployment.


Red Cross man delivering an emergency communication to a military service woman

Supporting America's Military Families

Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Emergency communications, resiliency training and much more!