Olympus has had a long-standing relationship with the American Red Cross – from hosting blood drives at our facilities, sponsoring and supporting the local Lehigh Valley Red Cross chapter’s annual Caberet & Cuisine events. Recently, along with Wawa, PPL Electric, and an anonymous donor, Olympus provided funding for a new Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV), which is essential to the Red Cross’s national natural disaster response.
We recently spoke with Peter Brown, Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Rivers Chapter of the Red Cross. Last April, the Red Cross did a realignment of the PA Rivers Chapter which now includes the counties of Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Schuylkill, Columbia, Montour, North Umberland, Synder, and Union. It runs from the Delaware River to the other side of the Schuylkill River in Mid-State. We talked with Peter about ERVs and how the ERV Olympus helped sponsor is currently making an impact on the community.