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When Heartbreak Turns To Hope...You are There

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

We rely on kind support from our community to help us prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies in the Adams, Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Tioga, Union and York counties in Central Pennsylvania, across the nation and around the world. We are extremely grateful for your generosity to our organization.

Thank you!

Donate Online by Credit Card

Use your credit card to make a secure online donation here. An acknowledgement letter confirming your donation will be sent to you.

Donate by Phone

To make a donation over the phone, call (866) 311-3832 or call your local office.

Donate by Mail

Please print and complete a donation form. Mail the form and your gift to:

American Red Cross serving Central Pennsylvania
1804 N. Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

Planned Giving

PLANNED GIFTS - What are they?
Most contributions to the Red Cross are outright gifts: a donor writes a check, feels great about what they are accomplishing through their contribution and gets a tax deduction. But there are special kinds of contributions called "planned" gifts that bring surprising additional benefits to donors. Learn more.

Make a Matching Gift

Many local employers match the gifts to charity given by their employees. Some employers will make a donation to a charity where an employee volunteers.

STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS to multiply your donation to the American Red Cross:

1. Ask the Human Resources Officer where you work if there is a charitable Matching Gift Program.

2. If the answer is "yes", ask for a Matching Gift Form and complete your portion.

3. Include the form with your next gift to the American Red Cross.

That's all it takes to multiply the good you do!

For more information, or to learn how a matching gifts program may work at your company, call (866) 311-3832 and ask to speak to your local donor relations representative.

Donate In-Kind Products

The Red Cross sometimes accepts bulk donations of products that are immediately needed for an ongoing disaster relief operation. We also accept certain bulk quantities of water or food. "Bulk donations" refer to large donations of a single product, and are typically provided by companies that manufacture or distribute the product and have the resources to ship it directly to the disaster site. We also accept certain types of computer equipment, software and office supplies.

If your company has a large bulk donation that you think would aid Red Cross relief efforts, please contact Barb Taylor at (866) 311-3832 or you can email her at

Please note, we are unable to accept small, individual donations of goods or collections of items such as clothing, food, toys, furniture, medical or cleaning supplies.

The American Red Cross is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code for 1984, as amended, and our tax identification number is 53-0196605. In accordance with IRS regulations, your contribution may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Vehicle Donation

Your vehicle donation to the American Red Cross Vehicle Donation Program enables the Red Cross to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

Learn more.