On Thursday, the Fulton and Henry county branches of the Red Cross shut their doors. It was done in connection with a nationwide restructuring of the organization, that leaders say is aimed at streamlining services to make the most of donor dollars. The Fulton County branch of the Red Cross has been around for 97 years.
Now, a new area chapter is being formed, which will go by the name of American Red Cross of West Central Ohio. The new chapter will serve all area counties, with the Henry County office building serving as a hub for the four-county area made up of Williams, Henry, Fulton, and Defiance counties.
Red Cross officials promise no interruptions in service in our area during the transition.