Red Cross building gets a new roof

The American Red Cross building in Warren was under construction last week thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Warren County. The home of the Red Cross for more than 15 years, the building at 305 Market Street needed a new roof and gutters. The Community Foundation provided a grant of $6,655 recently and the Red Cross hired general contractor Michael McWhirter to make the replacements.

Rex Rossey, regional volunteer manager for the Red Cross, said he was pleased to receive the funds for this project as the roof would not have lasted through another winter.

“We are so pleased to have the roof and gutters replaced before it caused damage to the interior of the chapter,” he said. “I can’t thank the Community Foundation of Warren County enough. I don’t know what the community would do without these great resources.”

The American Red Cross has been a mainstay in Warren County for many years, and local residents have come to count on the Red Cross staff and volunteers for a variety of emergency, educational and community services. Local American Red Cross volunteers responded to more than 44 disasters in Warren County over the past three years. In addition, they provide food and drinks for first responders at disasters as well as search and rescue operations in the area. They have provided preparedness education and information to hundreds of Warren residents, emergency communications for military personnel, health and safety training, and have held many Red Cross blood drives in the community.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross responds to natural and man-made disasters, offers educational programs such as CPR, first aid and water safety to prepare individuals to respond to emergencies, conducts preparedness activities to help communities prepare for disasters, and supports military members and their families, among other services. The American 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 about the American Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.