The Local chapter of the Red Cross is changing its name from the Allen County Chapter to the West Central Ohio Chapter.

In addition to the name change- the chapter combined resources throughout the seven county territories- while continuing to provide vital Red Cross programs and services.

The Red Cross of West Central Ohio serves Allen- Auglaize- Hardin- Mercer- Paulding- Putnam- and Van Wert counties.

A community chapter executive maintains office space and emergency response assets in each county.