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American Red Cross Chapter Changes Name

We believed renaming the Chapter to the Natchez Trace Chapter would more closely reflect the geography of the territory that we cover.

The American Red Cross – Natchez Trace Chapter is the new name for the chapter serving Hickman, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Williamson Counties.

The chapter was known previously as the Williamson County Chapter.

“The Williamson County name at one time accurately reflected the area served by the chapter,” said Executive Director, John Mitchell, “But our service area has since expanded to include several other counties.”

While the Chapter name may be changing, one thing remains the same. The Mission of the organization is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Last year the formerly named Williamson County Chapter:

  • Responded to 110 local disasters.
  • 219 people received financial assistance.
  • Distributed over $42,000 in direct assistance to those in need.
  • Trained over 4,000 community members in lifesaving courses.
  • Delivered over 64 emergency messages on behalf of our military community.
  • Collected over 12,700 units of lifesaving blood through local blood drives.
  • “The Natchez Trace Parkway is a prominent feature within the majority of the counties we serve,” said Mitchell. “We believed renaming the Chapter to the Natchez Trace Chapter would more closely reflect the geography of the territory that we cover.”

    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 or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.