Red Cross moves to meet demands of a growing Med City

Businesses and organizations in Rochester are making changes to adapt to a growing city, but Red Cross is doing something a little different.

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 8:04 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Red Cross serving Southeastern Minnesota is also making moves to meet the need of a growing city, but unlike the others, it’s downsizing.

The clinic has been at it’s current location for over 20 years and the Red Cross said they simply don’t need that much space.

“Many trainings are available online, we just don’t have the need for multiple classrooms to have all-day trainings,” Melanie Tschida, Executive Director of Red Cross, said.

The new location on Alliance Place NE is about half the size of its current building and has one multi-purpose room.

Tschida said meeting the demands of Rochester, for the Red Cross means gaining more volunteers. They hope a new, updated location will help with that.

“We also see a chance to re-brand ourselves and reposition ourselves as an organization that is active, and vibrant and continuing to evolve,” she said.

The new location is going through a remodel. The Red Cross will be fully operational out of the new location by September 2018.

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