The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross is part of the 61-county Greater Pennsylvania Region, and serves Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties.
Your donation powers the Red Cross response to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year nationwide, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. By making a charitable donation to the Red Cross, you are there for millions of people who face emergencies every year and help as they rebuild their lives.
If you’re passionate about helping people and looking for a volunteer opportunity with a visionary humanitarian organization, you can make a difference with the American Red Cross of Atlanta. Adults and teenagers (aged 15-17) are encouraged to apply and engage in meaningful opportunities for education, training and community service.
Take A Class
Become a student of the American Red Cross, while obtaining life-saving knowledge and skills designed to keep you prepared in the event of an emergency, with all the latest health and safety training techniques and certification programs. Learn about CPR, First Aid and AED training courses. We also offer lifeguarding, babysitting and many other life-saving skills classes.
Leadership and Board Members
Laura Burke, Executive Director
Laura Burke is the Executive Director of the American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Chapter, which is based in Harrisburg and covers Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties. Burke comes to the Red Cross with strong skills and experience in fundraising, sales, and partnership/relationship management in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds. Prior to the Red Cross she has held a progression of significant roles with Spooky Nook Sports, American Heart Association, Levy Restaurants and Aramark. Burke is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and is currently in an MBA program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.