2020 Pandemic Year in Review: Your Local Red Cross
The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a year like no other and the Red Cross responded to meet the needs of our local community through the dedication of our amazing volunteers and the generosity of our donors. Click the '+' to learn more.
During 2020, your local Red Cross:
Created new local disaster response protocols & procedures to ensure safety of volunteers and clients while delivering immediate assistance.
Responded to over 125 local disasters providing immediate assistance, comfort, and care to over 600 clients, including 3 large multi-family fires in the Lehigh Valley since May.
Provided immediate assistance, clean up kits, and support to local families affected by Tropical Storm Isaias last August.
Expanded our mission to provide weekly volunteer support to Second Harvest Food Bank to help meet the increased need for food caused by the pandemic.
Developed and implemented virtual presentation methods for our Pillowcase Project, which provides disaster preparedness and family fire safety training to 3rd to 5th grade age children.
Provided training and support for over 50 local Chapter volunteers who deployed in person or virtually in response to multiple hurricanes and wildfires across the country.
The Red Cross provided over 1.3 million shelter stays in 2020 and many local volunteers supported this effort.
Expanded local blood collection with twice-monthly blood drives at our local Chapter, providing COVID-19 antibody screening to all donors. Locally and nationally, the Red Cross is supporting collection and distribution of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Gross McGinley Attorneys At Law
Just Born Quality Confections, Inc.
Klunk & Millan
Lehigh Valley Health Network
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Join us on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:15 a.m. for our annual American Red Cross Berks County Heroes Breakfast honoring members of our community who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage or kindness.