Service to the Armed Forces

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As a volunteer nurse on the battlefields of the American Civil War, Clara Barton saw the poor condition of the military troops firsthand. She became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.”

Today, the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley serves as the emergency communications link between armed forces personnel and their loved ones back home. These communications are delivered around-the-clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year and may include notification of a critical illness or death in the family, or the birth of a child.

In addition, Red Cross provides counseling, referrals and emergency assistance grants to veterans, military personnel and civilians.

Contact: Jen Pierce, 610-865-4400 ext. 221 (8:30am-4:30pm) or (877) 272-7337 (24 hours a day), Email:

More information

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Additional Military Services

The American Red Cross provides many services to the military and their families. Read about all the services we provide here.