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
Tessie Amaranto, Executive Director
Tessie Dunmire is the Executive Director of the American Red Cross Chestnut Ridge Chapter covering Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Fayette Counties. A native of Kiski Township, Dunmire-Amaranto has been with the American Red Cross since 2003, where she has held various positions including Health and Safety Director, Major Gifts Officer, and Business Operations Specialist.
Amaranto holds a degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University. Prior to the Red Cross, she was the owner/director of TLA Childcare Inc. in North Apollo.
Board of Directors
Sue Nelson, Board Chair
Wayne Moser, Vice Chair
Ron Ott, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer Leaders
Dr. Evelyn Lemmon
Dr. Jo Jankoski
Dr. Laura Helmrich-Rhodes