I am writing to address concerns and correct recent misinformation regarding our local American Red Cross and its vital role in Boyle and Mercer counties.
Like many other businesses and organizations during these challenging economic times, the American Red Cross is working hard to reduce operating costs and stretch our donated dollars as far as possible. To accomplish this, we have initiated efficiency measures across the country, including consolidation of back-office functions such as accounting and bookkeeping. We have also made very difficult decisions regarding staff reductions.
The American Red Cross maintains its unwavering commitment to provide vital relief efforts and other services to the residents of Boyle and Mercer counties. There will continue to be a Red Cross office in Danville. We will be actively working with current volunteers and recruiting new volunteers to help maintain a strong presence in this community.
Red Cross services will not be compromised or diminished as we continue to serve military families needing emergency communications assistance, families devastated after a house fire and those wanting to learn how to save a life through first aid and CPR training. All can count on the Red Cross to be here when they need us.
The changes impacting the American Red Cross in Danville are part of a nationwide plan to efficiently and effectively serve our clients and customers while working diligently to be the best possible steward of the donated dollar. Going forward, the American Red Cross will continue fulfilling its mission to help prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. We are counting on area residents to continue supporting their local Red Cross in this important work.
It is our privilege and responsibility to serve this community. If area residents have any questions, they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 253-1331. Thank you.
American Red Cross