Every March, we honor those who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible.
We invite you to join us by attending an event, volunteering, giving blood, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial donation.
The Red Cross is here for you. Please call us 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) - 24 hours a day.
Information on blood drives, blood donation appointments as well as your personal blood donor account can be found on our Red Cross Blood website (click the link below). You may also call us 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
We provide help for members of the military, veterans and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Call 1-877-272-7337 (24 hours a day) or click below to learn more.
The Red Cross offers classes in: CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, learn to swim, water safety and more. Click below to learn more.
For questions about classes or certification cards you may also call: 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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.
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Jorge Martinez serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania. Jorge also holds the title of Executive Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, the headquarters of the 61-county and 8-chapter region.
Jorge joined the Greater Pennsylvania Region in September 2022. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Northern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross since 2017.
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Jorge retired as a commander in the United States Coast Guard. During his 23 years of military service, he led over 3,000 Auxiliary volunteers; served as part of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Haiti; supported missions throughout the Great Lakes Region; and directed the rescue of over 1,000 people in distress on the high seas.
Jorge holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the United States Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
As CEO and Executive Director, Jorge will oversee Disaster Response, Service to the Armed Forces, Volunteer Recruitment, Fundraising and day-to-day operations for the Greater Pennsylvania Region.
Board of Directors
Ronda Edkins, Board Chair
Russ Meyers, Secretary
Kenyon R. Bonner
Roy E. Cox Jr. Ed., EMT-P
Laura A. Meaden, Esq.
Philip R. Medsger
Dr. Brian Parker
Dr. Amy M. Meister
Denise M. Letcher
James Garraux, Esq
Kathy Humphrey, PhD
William M. Lambert