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Local Red Cross Chapter Changes Name

We really wanted our new name, the Caney Fork Chapter, to better represent the communities where our volunteers, donors and clients live.

The American Red Cross – Caney Fork Chapter is the new name for the chapter serving Warren, Dekalb, White, Van Buren, Putnam, Overton, Jackson, Clay & Pickett Counties.

The chapter was known previously as the Warren County Chapter.

“The Warren County name at one time accurately reflected the area served by the chapter,” said Executive Director, Kathy Nesmith, “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 Warren County Chapter:

  • Responded to over 41 disasters
  • Distributed over $22,000 in direct assistance to those in need
  • Assisted over 147 fire victims across four counties
  • Trained over 2700 community members in lifesaving courses
  • Delivered over 34 emergency messages on behalf of our military community
  • “The Caney Fork River runs through much of our territory and touches at least 4 of the counties we serve,” said Executive Director, Kathy Nesmith. “We really wanted our new name, the Caney Fork Chapter, to better represent the communities where our volunteers, donors and clients live.”

    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.