Opening of the Lawrence Office

On May 28, the American Red Cross of Massachusetts celebrated the grand opening of the Lawrence Office with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Many people from the community were there to celebrate the event including Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera who spoke. Also in attendance were Chief Disaster Officer Leighton Jones, Fire Chief John Marsh, and Disaster Program Manager Deb Duxbury.

Duxbury and her team, who were based out of Haverhill, had been working since March 31 to make the move to the 60 Island Street location in Lawrence.  During this time volunteers have been running CPR classes, volunteer training courses, and limited programming.  Now that the official opening has occured, the team can proceed with the programs which require state licensing such as Certified Nurse Assistance training.  One of the goals of the new location is to increase the volunteer base since it is easy to walk to and accessible by train. 



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