For Immediate Release:
Cell # 757.342.3300
January 13, 2013 The Eastern Virginia Region of the American Red Cross has relocated the Colonial Virginia Chapter from the Williamsburg Office Park to The Shops at Strawberry Cove on Strawberry Plains Road. This move was consistent with the Red Cross’s efforts to regionalize and provide a better service delivery to the community.
The American Red Cross responds to local disasters, like home fires, every 9 minutes throughout the United States. In the Williamsburg/ James City area, the American Red Cross assisted more than 30 families in 2013. In many of these cases, the Red Cross provides immediate care such as lodging, food, and clothing.
In addition, the Red Cross trained more than 3000 members of the community in lifesaving skills such as CPR/ First Aid/ AED and babysitting. The Red Cross also supports our armed forces by delivering messages between service members and their families.
To celebrate their new location, the Colonial Virginia Chapter is planning a series of events for the local volunteers and supporters, culminating with a grand opening celebration for the general public at its new location on January 25 from 1030am – 1pm. We will have a ribbon cutting at 11am. Activities will include tours, brief CPR demonstrations, and children’s activities.
The American Red Cross will also host a bloodmobile at its new location from 1pm – 6pm on January 24th. Polly Foote, Chairman of the Colonial Virginia Board, stated, “We want the people in our community to see that the Red Cross is active and welcome them to visit our new offices to learn more.”
If you or your group is interested in supporting the Red Cross or becoming a volunteer, go to www.RedCross.org or call the Colonial Virginia office at 757.253.0228 x3081.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross aspires to turn compassion into action by providing: service to the armed forces; assistance to those affected by disaster; blood collection services; and training for Preventive Health and Safety Services.