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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.




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


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