Red Cross merger means more resources

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By Sherry Archie

I am excited to share the news that the Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross has merged with the York County Chapter of the American Red Cross to form the Upper Palmetto Chapter.

This means a greater strength and Red Cross presence for our residents in Lancaster County. By way of this new alliance, the Red Cross is doubling its capacity and resources to better serve the local community in times of need.

By pooling the resources of the steadfast chapters in Lancaster, Chester and York counties, the Red Cross will serve more people, more efficiently, with sufficient resources to keep focused on our mission to help people prepare for and prevent disaster.

The main office for the Upper Palmetto Chapter will be located in Rock Hill. However, a satellite office or service center will operate in Lancaster to serve residents in the local community.

The Lancaster Service Center will remain in the Connelly Building located at 114 Williams St., Suite 212, in Lancaster. The Chester County service center will also remain at 139 Cadz St., phone (803) 581-4820.

County residents can still call or visit these offices for single-family fire relief, to obtain help with military communications, to donate blood or to take a lifesaving class.

We appreciate your continued support of the American Red Cross in this area and look forward to a rewarding year for our counties and the new Upper Palmetto Chapter.

Sherry Archie

Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross chairwoman