Programs & Services

  • harrisburg local services, red cross volunteer carries disaster supplies

Disaster Training

Disaster Relief

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently.

red cross disaster volunteers meet in harrisburg pennsylvania

Disaster Volunteer

The Red Cross needs volunteers in all levels of our organization, however, disaster volunteers are the heart of Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Disaster volunteers provide help and hope for victims of disasters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please check the volunteer section of our website.

Military service woman with her family

Military Support for Families

The American Red Cross offers 24/7 emergency communications, counseling, financial assistance, and other services to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and military families.

Call (877) 272-7337 if you are a Service member or a family of a Service member. You can also use that number if you are on Active Duty or reside in the same home as an Active Duty service member.

CPR class

Health and Safety Training & Education

We train individuals, families and organizations with lifesaving skills and emergency and disaster preparedness information.

Teen wearing Red Cross t-shirt comforting two children

Youth Services

The American Red Cross encourages youth to become involved. Volunteering is an integral part of our organization and fostering volunteering at a young age leads to a lifetime of service.

To learn more about youth volunteer opportunities, please call Janell Fisher at (866) 311-3832 ext. 1175.

red cross gives a presentation and training to the community in harrisburg, pa area

Community Presentations & Speaker's Bureau

Want to learn more about the Red Cross in your community? Invite a Red Cross speaker to come to your group, workplace, meeting or community health fair. You can also invite the local Red Cross to your community or health fair. To request our attendance, please call (866) 311-3832.


Donate Blood or Sponsor a Blood Drive

Sooner or later, most Americans will face a time when blood will be needed. Join with the American Red Cross to build a healthy blood supply and save lives! To find upcoming blood drives near you or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or book an appointment online.