Michigan Red Cross plans staffing consolidations

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 18, 2014 at 1:11 p.m.



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DETROIT (AP) — The American Red Cross is transforming some of its operations in Michigan.

Spokeswoman Allison Koenigbauer tells The Associated Press that the organization will consolidate some teams to "save donor dollars" and to "have more resources to spend" on people and communities served by the nonprofit.

Details of the planned consolidation were first reported Thursday by WHMI-FM. The station says the Red Cross chapter in Livingston County will be merged into the Mid-Michigan Chapter.

Koenigbauer says no final organizational or staffing decisions have been reached but says the Red Cross' goal is to increase services by adding more volunteer leaders.

Local volunteers and paid staff will continue to help people affected by home fires and other emergencies.

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