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American Red Cross Announces New Chapter Home

Allentown, PA - Today, the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley announced the purchase of its new and permanent home, the former Cetronia Ambulance Corps, located at 3939 Broadway in Allentown. The Red Cross and the Cetronia Ambulance Corps held a joint press conference this morning to announce the new location. A move-in date is expected for spring 2015.

Peter M. Brown, Regional CEO said, “After months of searching, we are excited to announce this location for our permanent chapter home. With ample garage and storage areas for our disaster services, large classrooms for health and safety training and plenty of office space for staff and volunteers, this building is the perfect fit for our chapter.”

Please see agenda below for speakers. Also in attendance: American Red Cross employees and board members; Cetronia Ambulance Corps senior management, board members, associates and volunteers; Howard Kutzler, Director of Administration, South Whitehall Township; and Kelly Baer, Vice President GLV Chamber of Commerce.

Press Conference Agenda:

Welcome Remarks

  • Jack Gross, Red Cross GLV Chapter Board Chair
  • Announcement of sale/purchase of building

  • Larry Wiersch, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Chief Executive Officer
  • Keith Weinhold, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Board Chair
  • Vision and Mission

  • Peter Brown, Red Cross Regional CEO
  • Legislators/Invited Speakers

  • Ms. Ellen Kern, Chief of Staff for Senator Pat Browne
  • Mr. Bill Royer, Constituent Outreach Specialist for Representative Ryan Mackenzie
  • Mr. John Hammer, S. Whitehall Township Executive Director
  • Ms. Tori Morgan, President, Board of Commissioners
  • Closing

  • Larry Wiersch
  • Peter Brown
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

    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. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, 964 Marcon Blvd., Suite 220, Allentown, PA 18109. Learn more about the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter at Find us on Facebook at redcrossglv or on Twitter @GLVRedCross.