Changes Loom For Southeast Indiana Red Cross

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – The American Red Cross is restructuring its Southeast Indiana Chapter, which has served Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties for the past three years.The Red Cross Chapter is currently headquartered in Lawrenceburg and holds a satellite office in Osgood, and is part of the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross.On November 1, Ripley and Switzerland counties will become part of the Indianapolis Region. Dearborn and Ohio Counties will continue as part of the Greater Cincinnati Region.The move is part of a national restructuring effort and does not change services provided to the region.“This will not change in any way the coverage of the American Red Cross in any of these counties. We will still be there to help families after fires, tornados, floods, etc. We will still help families find their loved ones in the military. We will still be there to teach classes such as First Aid, CPR, AED, Swimming, and Baby Sitting,” said John Ryle, Executive Director of the Southeastern Indiana Chapter.This chapter has responded to every call over the past three years. They have worked with local fire departments, Emergency Management Agencies and local governments to provide comprehensive coverage for citizens.“Although I will not continue to serve as Executive Director, I plan to volunteer as I did before becoming a part of the staff. This organization offers a service that no other can. We are a part of the community and plan to stay that way,” stated Ryle.The American Red Cross is funded solely by donations and those interested in volunteering can contact (513) 579-3000 or access further information here.last_img

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