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Red Cross to Host Open House in New Washington County Office Location

Event To Feature Volunteer Opportunities and Highlight Services

WASHINGTON, Pa. – The American Red Cross responds to an unexpected disaster every 29 hours throughout Washington, Allegheny, Greene and Fayette counties. Dedicated volunteers and staff provide disaster victims with immediate needs including food, shelter, clothing and a shoulder to lean on. As part of the organization’s ongoing relief efforts in Southwestern Pennsylvania, it has established a new office location right here in Washington County.

Red Cross volunteers and staff will welcome the Washington County community to its new location with an Open House event. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. The new Red Cross office is now located at 90 West Chestnut Street, Suite 102LL in Washington.

“We are thrilled to have a new home right here in Washington County,” said Victor Roosen, Red Cross Emergency Services Director in Western Pennsylvania. “We strongly encourage all interested community members to stop by, meet local volunteers and learn more about their Red Cross.”

The event will feature educational presentations and information on Red Cross services including community preparedness, disaster relief and Service to the Armed Forces.

Media Note: Members of the media are welcome to cover the open house. To make arrangements, please contact Dominique Buccina at 412-925-1646.

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross in Western Pennsylvania serves more than 3.6 million people in 25 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland. Locally, the Red Cross provides relief to the victims of approximately 1,000 disasters each year, facilitates vital emergency communications between military members of their loved ones here at home, and trains nearly 118,000 individuals in vital lifesaving skills such as CPR and First Aid. The American Red Cross is not a government agency, nor does it receive funding from its national headquarters except during times of large-scale disasters. It is only through the generosity of the people of Western Pennsylvania that the local Red Cross is able to fulfill its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or join our blog at RedCrossWPA.wordpress.com.

CONTACT: Dominique N. Buccina

Phone: 412-263-3129

Cell: 412-925-1646

Email: Dominique.Buccina@RedCross.org