Red River Red Cross returns to Duncan

Duncan_The Red Cross has officially returned to Duncan. The Red River Branch of the Red Cross celebrated its return with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and the Duncan Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member. The offices in Duncan had been closed for four-years because it just couldn't generate enough money to stay open. So, Lawton's Great Plains Chapter took over. However, should there be a disaster now, Stephens and Jefferson counties have someone to turn to in their own neck-of-the-woods.

The Red Cross is known for immediately responding to local disasters, such as providing a hotel for a family who has had a house fire. This local branch will ensure that the branch will help them respond even faster.

The Stephens County Courthouse was seeing red today as giant scissors cut through a red ribbon. The Red River Red Cross has returned. For four-years, Stephens and Jefferson Counties were forced to wait for help from the Great Plains Chapter in Lawton. But, now response time will be quicker, and it will be able to offer classes to the community. They have already offered CPR, first aid, and babysitter courses in March, and more are scheduled for April.

When the old branch of the Red Cross closed, it hurt the community. But, the new Red River Branch is there to stay, with plans for expansion - with help from donations. If you are interested in any of the classes, the Red River Branch will offer CPR and first aid training at the Duncan Senior Citizens Center on April 19, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, call 580-255-6042.