Red Cross Faces $200 million Deficit, Layoffs
Apparently the lack of any high profile disasters has dropped the amount of contributions the Red Cross normally receives, and they are being forced to lay off 1,000 employees. They face a budget deficit of $200 million this year.
The national chapter of the American Red Cross is facing a budget deficit of $200 million. About a thousand employees in the national headquarters are being laid off to help stem the red ink.
Kay Wilkins with the Louisiana Red Cross says that although the national chapter is laying off a thousand people, locally there shouldn't be much impact.
"We're still working very heavily with hurricane recovery," said Wilkins. "We're keeping the case workers that we've had the last couple of years."