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Local Red Cross staff to be laid off

The two people who ran the local office of the American Red Cross will be laid off after tomorrow, and a half-time person will be hired to carry on the leadership of the office, Branch Manager Susan King said today.

Nationwide, the Red Cross has been suffering from a decline in donations, leading to cuts all over the country, King said. Last week, the Three Rivers Chapter in Yuba City announced the Western Nevada County Branch would move to a rent-free space in Nevada City to save money.

King, a full-time employee, and Ned Russell, the half-time paid volunteer services coordinator and emergency services coordinator, both were laid off.

“It was a business decision that had to be made,” King said. “We have to make sure there are funds available for disasters.”

For more information, see Thursday’s edition of The Union.


To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail trinak@theunion.com or call 477-4230.

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