Williamson County Chapter of Red Cross changes name
The American Red Cross – Natchez Trace Chapter is the new name for the chapter serving Hickman, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Williamson Counties. The chapter was known previously as the Williamson County Chapter.
“The Williamson County name at one time accurately reflected the area served by the chapter,” said Executive Director, John Mitchell, “But our service area has since expanded to include several other counties.” The chapter office is still located at 129 West Fowlkes Street near downtown Franklin.
While the Chapter name may be changing, one thing remains the same. The Mission of the organization is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Last year the formerly named Williamson County Chapter provided the following services and programs within those five counties:
· Responded to 110 local disasters
· 219 people received financial assistance
· Distributed over $42,000 in direct assistance to those in need
· Trained over 4,000 community members in lifesaving courses
· Delivered over 64 emergency messages on behalf of our military community
· Collected over 12,700 units of lifesaving blood through local blood drives
“The Natchez Trace Parkway is a prominent feature in Williamson County and within the majority of the counties we serve,” said Mitchell. “We believed renaming the Chapter to the Natchez Trace Chapter would more closely reflect the geography of the territory that we cover.”
Posted on: 1/24/2013