Central Pennsylvania American Red Cross


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General Information
Description of AgencyOffers disaster-relief services, health education and community service programs. Provides food, clothing, shelter and medical aid for disaster victims, 24-hour emergency communication between military personnel and their families and more.
MissionThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.‚Äč
HistoryClara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882.

The Red Cross received our first congressional charter in 1900 and a second in 1905, the year after Barton resigned from the organization. The most recent version of the charter, which was adopted in May 2007, restates the traditional purposes of the organization which include giving relief to and serving as a medium of communication between members of the American armed forces and their families and providing national and international disaster relief and mitigation.
LocationDauphin
Geographic AreaAdams, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union & York Counties.
TerritoryAdams, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union & York Counties.
Agency TypeNonprofit - Incorporated
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameJeri Sims
Contact's PositionRegional CEO
Contact's Phone717-234-3101 ext. 1130
Contact's Emailjeri.sims@redcross.org
Physical Site Address 11804 North 6th Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17102
Main Phone717-234-3101
Emailcentralpa@redcross.org
Web Addresshttp://www.redcross.org/centralpa
 
Director Information
Director's NameJeri Sims
Director's PositionRegional CEO
Director's Phone717-234-3101 ext. 1130
Director's Emailjeri.sims@redcross.org
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Central Pennsylvania American Red Cross
Affiliated Programs: Central Pennsylvania American Red Cross
Affiliated Services: Babysitting Training
Blood Services
Competency Evaluation Program/Nurse Aid Testing
Disaster Relief & Home Fire Campaign
First Aid and CPR Training
Food Voucher
International Services/Restoring Family Links
Pet Bereavement
Pillowcase Project
Service to the Armed Forces
Speakers Bureau & Community Awareness Events
Volunteer Services
Water Safety Training