Local Red Cross Executive Director to Lead Central NC Chapter

WILMINGTON, April 17, 2017—The Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross is thrilled to announce Vicki LaBelle, Executive Director for the Red Cross of the Cape Fear Area, will be relocating to Durham, NC, to serve as the executive director of the Central North Carolina Chapter.

LaBelle leaves behind an 11-year history of ensuring exceptional delivery of vital Red Cross programs and services provided in the Cape Fear Area. LaBelle has also brought valuable expertise and innovation to the organization’s local fundraising strategy. As the new Central North Carolina Chapter Executive Director, LaBelle will serve as the senior Red Cross staff member for the Durham and Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina’s Triangle Region and surrounding communities.

“We are pleased Vicki has accepted our offer to lead our Central North Carolina Chapter,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the Red Cross in Eastern North Carolina. “Her proven fundraising skills and success engaging leadership volunteers and community partners in the Cape Fear Area made her the perfect fit for this promotion.”

LaBelle began her relationship with the American Red Cross as a youth volunteer, supporting community blood drives in Southeastern Michigan as a “pint-sized hero” through her Girl Scout troop. She has had an opportunity to work in every Red Cross service line as a volunteer lifeguard, water safety, first aid, and CPR instructor; a service to the armed forces and international services caseworker; and a disaster responder. Vicki has been employed by the Red Cross for more than 13 years in various director-level positions and has also served as a spokesperson during numerous disaster relief operations.

Candidates interested in the executive director position in the Cape Fear Area can visit the Red Cross online.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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