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Monday, June 27, 2011

Open House for new Red Cross Chapter

Plainfielders are cordially invited to an Open House tour of the area's new Raritan Valley Chapter of the Red Cross tomorrow and Wednesday, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

The Raritan Valley Chapter replaces both Plainfield's original Tri-County Chapter and the former Westfield-Mountainside Chapter. The new chapter's executive director is Suzanne Lutz, who oversees the chapter's many activities from the office at 321 Elm Street in Westfield.

"There are exciting changes going on within our organization and we want to ensure transparency to the community regarding the role of the Red Cross, said Lutz, "and this is an opportunity for past supporters, volunteers and anyone curious about our chapter to speak personally with staff and have their questions answered.  The Red Cross will continue to be here to help those in need, educate individuals on what to do in an emergency and be the organization people look to when disaster strikes down the street, across the country and around the world."

On Thursday June 30, restaurants in the area will be hosting a Red Cross Dine Out opportunity.  For one day a percentage of the proceeds raised by patrons "dining out" at participating restaurants will be donated to the Red Cross for disaster relief, preparedness and prevention.  Participating restaurants will feature a Red Cross Dine Out window decal.

Some of the restaurants supporting the Dine Out are:

  • IHOP (Elizabeth)
  • Limani Seafood Grill (Westfield)
  • Fujiyama Mama (Westfield)
  • Tarantella’s Ristorante (Clark)
  • Nagoya Japanese Restaurant (Westfield)
  • Tropicana Diner (Elizabeth)
  • Zupko’s Tavern/Dunellen Cinema Café (Dunellen)
For a complete list, call the Raritan Valley Chapter at (908) 232-7090.
The new chapter serves half a million residents in 24 communities in Union, Middlesex and Somerset counties.

Raritan Valley Chapter
American Red Cross
321 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 232-7090

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Anonymous said...

What are the hours for the open house, Dan?


Anonymous said...

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