The American Red Cross’ Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter held an open house for their new location at the Ohio Masonic Home.

Springfield American Red Cross officially relocates

The Springfield office of the American Red Cross has officially moved to the Springfield Masonic Community, leaving their former location at 1830 N. Limestone St.

The Limestone building is being put up for sale, according to the Red Cross.

Lynne Gump, Executive for the Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the Red Cross, said previously that the move was due in part to the Red Cross’s ability to take advantage of technology and increased program delivery with less ‘brick and mortar’ locations.

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“Moving from the Limestone Street location to 5 Masonic Dr. in Springfield allows us to focus on the organization’s core mission while continuing to make the best use of donor dollars.”

The NMVO Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Springfield Masonic Community have had a running partnership over the past couple years, as the community has hosted blood drives and trains its staff in Red Cross First Aid and CPR, according to a previous statement from the Red Cross.

There is a separate side entrance for the Red Cross office at Springfield Masonic Community, which can be accessed by following Masonic Drive to the Bancroft Manor building.

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Visitors are asked to park in the Community Center parking lot located directly across from the Bancroft Manor building.

The Red Cross has been consolidating operations for the last several years.

In May 2015, the Red Cross announced it would close offices in Urbana and West Liberty, saying that less money spent on buildings would allow for more services to those in need in those areas.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid and supports military members and their families, according to their website.

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