SAN ANGELO, TX, July 9, 2015 — Since 1917, the American Red Cross has been serving the people in and around San Angelo. Most recently, Red Cross offices were located at 17 South Chadbourne. Needing to move out of that location, the Red Cross exhausted multiple options to locate new, donated office space; but so far, no space has become available. Now, the organization is asking the public for help.
“We provide services to the San Angelo community daily which includes responding every time a residence catches fire and helping the family with a place to stay and the means to purchase groceries, new shoes and new clothing,” said Katrina Farmer, executive director, American Red Cross. “We help members of the military stay connected with their deployed loved ones and we teach people how to save lives through our CPR and First Aid training. It’s not impossible to do this without office space, but it’s definitely more difficult which is why we’re asking for help from the community.”
Farmer says the Red Cross is seeking a location with approximately 500 square feet, two to three offices and eight parking spaces for relief vehicles and volunteers. Access to a meeting room would be ideal for training, but not required.
“We’re hopeful that someone in the community can help to connect us with office space that can meet our needs,” said Farmer. “While we’re without office space, we do want to assure the people in San Angelo and surrounding counties that the Red Cross is still working in the community and we continue to respond each and every time we’re needed.”
Anyone with information on available, donated office space in the San Angelo area should contact Katrina Farmer at 940.322.8687.
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 follow us on Twitter @redcross.