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Red Cross to Move Administrative Offices to New Location in Medford - 02/09/18

Red Cross classes will remain at Hawthorne Street location.

MEDFORD, OR, February 9, 2018 -- The Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross is relocating its administrative offices from its current Medford facility, at 60 Hawthorne Street, to a new facility in Medford. Red Cross classes, including CPR and First Aid, will remain at the Hawthorne facility. The Red Cross Blood Donor Center will stay at its current location, 1174 Progress Drive. The new administrative office location will be announced in the coming weeks and as soon as a new facility contract is secured.

Red Cross partner, The United Way of Jackson County, purchased the 60 Hawthorne Street property but is allowing Red Cross classes to remain at this location. Staff offices, volunteer workstations and volunteer meetings will be housed at the new administrative office facility.

"We appreciate our partnership with the United Way of Jackson County and the ability to keep our classes at a consistent location," said Carisa Hettich, Executive Director of the Southwest Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross. "There will be no disruption to Red Cross services, and the community can continue to rely on the Red Cross to provide help and hope when it's needed the most."

Red Cross services were needed this past year, perhaps more than ever, to respond to a record number of disasters in this region and beyond. In 2017, the Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington responded to nearly 750 disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires; helped more than 1,200 families and deployed responders nearly 370 times to disaster relief operations.

Since its inception in 1881, and its start in Oregon in 1917, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to providing compassionate care to those in need. Its network of dedicated volunteers, employees and generous donors share a mission of preventing and alleviating suffering here at home and around the world through five key service areas: Disaster Cycle Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Blood Services, Preparedness Health and Safety Services and International Services. For more information on local Red Cross programs and services, visit www.redcross.org/Cascades or read our blog at www.redcrossblog.org.

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades

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