Effective September 21, 2013, The Northwest Ohio Region of the American Red Cross will join together its operations in Bryan and Defiance, combining valuable resources while continuing to provide vital Red Cross programs and services.
The Red Cross will continue to maintain office space and emergency response assets throughout Williams and Defiance counties ensuring that the Red Cross is ready to provide compassionate care to those affected by local disasters, to teach lifesaving health and safety skills, and to provide assistance to members of the armed forces and their families. The contact numbers and locations of the current offices will remain the same.
Operations of both offices will be consolidated and directed by one full-time director who will guide mission-related service delivery and financial development throughout the two-county area. The director will split office hours between the two communities each week. Volunteers will continue to be essential for delivering programs and services, supplementing office hours, and providing leadership and advocacy both during this transition time and beyond. In addition, funds raised by the Red Cross in Defiance and Williams counties will continue to be used locally.
“With one full-time salaried director, we can focus more time and attention on fostering community partnerships, raising awareness, building volunteer teams, and providing valuable services,” said Tim Yenrick, regional CEO for American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. “We are able to serve these communities more efficiently and bring more resources to bear when needed.”
People interested in applying for the new position can visit redcross.org/careers.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org, like us on Facebook at American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, or follow us on Twitter at @redcrossnwo.