Two chapters of National Red Cross Organization to combine

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.–The River Valley and Eastern Panhandle chapters of the National Red Cross Organization have combined due to a restructuring.

The Morgantown based Northeast WV Chapter will serve 18 counties. Casandra Fritzsche will serve as the new Executive Director.

She says the merger may look like a large territory to cover, but there will be no impact to the services they offer.

“The merge may look a little bit like we have a big territory,” Fritzsche said. “We’re still doing the same thing; we’re just cutting some overhead costs.”

Fritzsche said she is excited about her new role, and praised the staff.

“We have amazing volunteers, we have an amazing board. And everyone’s incredibly excited to be working, especially in the Eastern Panhandle,” she said.

Fritzsche says they will continue to respond to house fires and other disasters, support military families, and offer emergency preparedness training.

More information about the Red Cross is available online at www.redcrosswv.org





More News

News
Kanawha County health department pushing coronavirus vaccines as cases increase
West Virginians 12 and older are eligible to be vaccinated.
August 1, 2021 - 9:44 am
News
House's chief counsel is honored with professional leadership award
Dan Greear was presented the award by the National Conference of State Legislatures' Leadership Staff Professional Association.
August 1, 2021 - 9:23 am
News
Princeton woman gives life after tragic death
Coleen Farley died after being struck by a truck in Walmart parking lot.
August 1, 2021 - 7:11 am
News
Group calls in clean transportation funding in infrastructure bill
Organizers held a rally last week in Monongalia County asking for investment in new vehicle technology and efforts addressing climate change.
July 31, 2021 - 7:05 pm