The Eastern Pennsylvania Region of the American Red Cross is part of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States. We serve more than 6 million people in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties. We provide food and shelter in emergencies, assist members of our armed forces and their families, teach lifesaving skills, and more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
Our Mission: The Eastern Pennsylvania region seeks to fulfill, on a regional level, the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We are guided by seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.
Our History: For more than 100 years, the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter has been providing comfort and relief to those most in need. Each of the five chapters within our region were founded in 1916 and 1917 as a chartered unit of the American National Red Cross. Today, Eastern Pennsylvania is one of the largest American Red Cross chapters in the country, serving nearly 6 million people in 17 counties.