Programs & Services

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Disaster Services

The American Red Cross has trained personnel, volunteers and equipment ready to respond immediately to meet the basic emergency needs of Pocono residents affected by disaster, such as a residential fire or flood. All disaster assistance is provided free of charge and is a gift from the American public.

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Service to the Armed Forces

The American Red Cross serves and supports members of the military, veterans, and their families. We provide needed comfort and care in military and veterans hospitals, support for military families with vital social services and provide emergency communications to keep families connected when they need it most.


Blood Services

The American Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply. Blood donations help millions of patients in need. Roll your sleeves up and donate blood today in the Pocono area.


Preparedness, Health and Safety

When the unthinkable happens, would you be prepared to help save a life? From aquatics training to First Aid, CPR and AED, and from babysitters training and health education, the Red Cross ensures that you are prepared for life’s emergencies.

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Preparedness Programs

Whether it’s a severe thunderstorm, hurricane, or a house fire that threatens, all families need a disaster plan. The Red Cross encourages everyone to be prepared. Our education programs can help individuals and businesses be ready for the unexpected.

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International Services

Just as the American Red Cross helps vulnerable people within the United States, we work with other Red Cross and Red Crescent societies to assist those in crisis worldwide. By pooling our resources, we are able to provide large-scale assistance with a meaningful impact.

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Senior Services

The American Red Cross is proud to collaborate with Philips Lifeline Systems to connect seniors with a personal emergency response service 24/7, 365 days/year. Whether you need emergency services or just the assistance of a family member or friend to help you get back on your feet, American Red Cross and Philips Lifeline can help.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Seniors is designed to equip seniors with information and resources needed to effectively handle emergency situations. Our free workshop teaches the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for, recognize and recover from hazards and disasters at home and in the community.