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Red Cross holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new building

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This is a press release from the Red Cross:

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Nov. 21, 2014—Less than two years after an EF4 multiple-vortex tornado leveled the Red Cross office located in north Hattiesburg, the organization is announcing its new location at 2020 Hardy Street with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Monday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree will be in attendance along with Red Cross board members, donors, staff and volunteers. An Open House including building tours and light refreshments will follow the ceremony.

“The Red Cross has a long history of service in Hattiesburg and the surrounding communities,” said Jay Huffstatler, executive director of the American Red Cross of Southeast Mississippi. “We are excited to be able to have a strong and visible local presence, allowing us to provide our humanitarian services to those who need, while welcoming volunteers and visitors,” said Huffstatler.

The Hattiesburg office houses staff and volunteers who work in preparedness and disaster response, service to the armed forces and volunteer management.

For additional information about the ribbon-cutting call 601-582-8151. For Red Cross services, please visit redcross.org/mississippi or join our social community by visiting our American Red Cross South Mississippi Face Book page or on Twitter at @RedCrossMiss.

About the American Red Cross:

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. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

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