Red Cross Selected as "Simply the Best” by Readers' Poll

Red Cross disaster response and preparedness
95 percent of our workforce are volunteers and, without them, we would not be able to provide our programs of disaster response and preparedness. We are proud to be included in this recognition.

American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley, 1804 N 6th Street, Harrisburg has been honored with a recognition by Harrisburg Magazine in its selection of the 16th annual “Simply The Best” Readers' Poll Winners. The organization was selected as a Reader’s Choice for outstanding Volunteer Organization.

Ellen Kyzer, MPA, Regional Executive Officer, American Red Cross Serving Central Pennsylvania said, "We are so thrilled to have the support of the community in this recognition of the American Red Cross as an outstanding volunteer organization. 95 percent of our workforce are volunteers and, without them, we would not be able to provide our programs of disaster response and preparedness. We are proud to be included in this recognition."

The honor will be presented to the organization along with other Readers Poll Winners at an event on August 29th.

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, the American Red Cross responded to 96 disasters in the Capital Region, caring for 523 area residents who were displaced from their homes. The American Red Cross is a United Way Program Partner.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org. For more information on American Red Cross, located in Harrisburg, Pa., please call 717-234-3101.

A United Way Organization

Support of the American Red Cross, and our disaster relief program, will enable us to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters, like this one here in Central Pennsylvania, across the country and around the world.