We help our Pennsylvania communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.
Mr. Fred Rogers talks about how to find hope during a catastrophe. Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster; providing emergency shelter, hot meals and financial support to families in need. When you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope.
In the past year, we've been able to make a difference in our local community because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provided the following programs and services:
More than 1,000 disasters, including home fires, floods & other emergencies, were responded to by our teams.
Provided financial assistance to more than 5,815 individuals after they had experienced a disaster.
Red Cross House
A unique program of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Red Cross House provides temporary, emergency shelter and support to victims of natural disaster in our region, helping them to rebuild their lives while keeping their families together.
The Red Cross offers vital programs to give our community the tools that it needs to get and stay prepared. Being prepared is key before, during and after a disaster strikes. See the many programs we offer you to help you get prepared.
Around the clock, every day of the year, our chapter stands ready to respond to emergencies. At every disaster, a volunteer or staff member assesses the victims' needs and provides food, clothing, and shelter and other services to help families take the first steps to recovery.
Free Emergency App
Text GETEMERGENCY to 90999 or search "Red Cross Emergency" in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. We also have a variety of other apps that provide the tools and preparedness information you need everyday. Download our apps today!
We could have just the opportunity you’re looking for ... whether it's training to respond to disasters, supporting a blood drive, delivering messages to members of our military, or connecting families displaced by conflict, we hope you'll join our mission.
Red Cross skills training and volunteer opportunities aren’t just for adults. We welcome the involvement of children and young people in our age-appropriate, engaging and free-of-cost programs. Please contact us for more information on after-school Red Cross Clubs, Camp Save-a-Life, Youth Disaster Preparedness education classes, and more!
We collect blood every day from donors who help ensure a safe supply of blood when it’s needed.
We offer training in first aid, CPR/AED, swimming and water safety, care giving and more.
Service to the Armed Forces
The American Red Cross offers 24/7 emergency communications, counseling, financial assistance, and other services to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and military families. Call (877) 272-7337 if you are a Service member or the family of a Service member.
For referrals to military and veteran services in Southeastern Pennsylvania, contact 215-299-4000 or email us.
Home Fire Campaign
A nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires by installing free smoke alarms and teaching home fire escape plans.
With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities.