Community Partnership

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.  The American Red Cross, through 
its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need.

We aspire to turn compassion into action so that -

·         ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

·         ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

·         ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

·         ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

·         ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

The Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region (https://www.redcross.org/local/pennsylvania/eastern-pennsylvania.html) is working with the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association through its Community Partnership program to develop and introduce a new program that will enable the Red Cross to identify and recruit volunteer candidates that will help the ARC address its mission.  This new program is focused on developing a Targeted Volunteer Recruitment approach that will enable the Red Cross to have the volunteer skills and abilities it needs in specific areas. 

The first step of this joint endeavor is to recruit volunteer candidates from current, retired or student GVFHRA members who have recruiting expertise/interest to refine the new program and to recruit volunteer candidates in prioritized areas.  Over time, it is planned that the Red Cross Eastern PA region and the GVFHRA will formalize this program so that it can be replicated across multiple regions in the country. 

Individuals interested in volunteering to join this exciting new team are invited to reach out to:

Susan Fletcher – GVFHRA Community Partnership lead at [email protected]

Dan Jackson – American Red Cross Volunteer Recruitment (volunteer) at [email protected]

Ned Bloom – American Red Cross Volunteer Services at [email protected]