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Local Red Cross Chapter Cuts Ribbon on New Home

red cross_ribbon_cutting_coverMADISONVILLE, KY (8/31/12) – The Mid-West Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross (ARC) and the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce (MHCCC) held a ribbon cutting yesterday, officially dedicating the ARC’s new home at 111 South Main Street in Madisonville.

The occasion was also a Chamber After Hours event with refreshments prepared by the ARC staff. Executive Director for the local ARC Whitney Wardrip said that the move to the Main Street Location was a welcome change for staff.

“We have a much larger space now that’s more accessible. We have much more square footage with larger classrooms. This is beneficial not only to our staff but also to the community.”

In addition to the larger space, Wardrip said that security was a motivating factor for the move.

“Being on Main Street, we feel that we are a lot safer than we were over on North Scott Street. For staff and volunteers who may have to come to the office at all hours of the night, this area is much safer than the previous location.”

The ribbon cutting comes just shy of a year since ARC staff began remodeling efforts on the building adjacent to and owned by the Masonic Lodge.

“When we acquired the building last year there was a lot of work that had to be done to renovate the building and get it up to standards,” according to Wardrip. Renovations are nearly complete with only “finishing touches” remaining. Staff and volunteers “painted and sanded and cleaned carpets and scraped mold . . . we’ve completely gutted the entire building, taking out walls, putting up new walls, putting in all new floors, and everything is freshly painted. A lot of that has been done by the people of the community.”

Wardrip added, “We are grateful to the Masonic Lodge Number 143 for the kindness that they’ve shown to us . . . they have been wonderful partners with us, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for all the help they have given us.”

Click on the Flickr slideshow below for more images from the occasion.

Casey Piscitelli
SurfKY News

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