New Name, New Leader To Usher In Red Cross Month

Friday, February 22, 2013

With March and Red Cross Month just around the corner, the American Red Cross is celebrating more than just 96 years of mission related service delivery in Southeast Tennessee with a new chapter name and new leader at the helm.  

On Tuesday, Community Chapter Executive Greg Waite started in his new role as the chapter’s new leader. Waite, a six-year veteran with the Red Cross, relocated from Indiana where he most recently served as regional chief development officer in Evansville. “I am excited to become a part of the Southeast Tennessee community and help lead such a great group of staff and volunteers,” said Mr.  Waite. 

Mr. Waite begins his new role under a new chapter name – the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee. Formerly known as the Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter, the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee was selected as the chapter’s new name to better depict the true footprint of the service area which includes 11 counties, offices in Chattanooga and Cleveland and meeting rooms in Sweetwater and Dayton. 

“Although Chattanooga is the main metropolitan area of our jurisdiction, we have to ensure we embrace and serve Hamilton, Bledsoe, Grundy, Sequatchie, Rhea, Marion, Polk, Bradley, Meigs, McMinn and Monroe counties equally.” 

Beginning March 1, the American Red Cross celebrates Red Cross Month and the chapter’s 96th anniversary in Southeast Tennessee. During the month, the chapter aims to increase visibility through community events and help recognize everyday heroes for their acts to change another’s life. More information about March is Red Cross month or the events included can be found online www.redcross.org/tn/chattanooga

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