One Step Closer to One Red Cross... New Geographic Alignment Paving the Way in Georgia
April 06, 2020
Today, Georgia’s Red Cross and regions nationwide are one step closer to helping our organization reach an important goal – the integration of Humanitarian Services and Biomedical Services into “One Red Cross.”
“We’re doing our part and making a few tweaks to our geographic structure in Georgia that will help to create better alignment across division, region and district or chapter boundaries,” says Jennifer Pipa, CEO of Georgia’s Red Cross.
Collective efforts will make it possible for all lines of business to operate in a more coordinated way, both now and down the road. The end results? Increased efficiencies and a better experience for our donors, clients and community partners.
How the New Alignment Will Look Like Nationwide:
Beginning the week of April 6th, the American Red Cross will transition from two Biomedical Services divisions and seven Humanitarian Services divisions to six new One Red Cross divisions.
Humanitarian Services will transition from a field structure of 58 regions to 50 One Red Cross regions, 37 of which include Biomedical Services.
How the New Alignment Will Look for Georgia’s Red Cross:
We will transition to eight chapter territories (formerly nine), working together to carry out our Red Cross mission statewide.
Some chapter names have changed to better reflect our geographic service areas.
Some counties will now be served by different chapters than they were previously.
Red Cross satellite offices in Dublin and Moultrie will now support the South Central Chapter headquartered in Valdosta. Offices in Columbus and Albany will now both support the Red Cross of Southwest Georgia.
Changes to materials are in progress and will be reflected over the next several weeks in print and online resources, including this website.