The Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross will be closing its doors for good today at 5pm.  The office on Main Street in Alton has fallen victim to the organization’s massive nationwide restructuring program.  The head of the local organization feels service will not be adversely impacted moving forward.

Robin Summers, Executive Director of the Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, says that is because our area will be served out of the St. Louis office.

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She says all of the first-responders that they typically deal with have been notified of the change.  The three full-time employees that work out of the Alton office will be losing their jobs as part of the restructuring.

 

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