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Red Cross Cape Fear Area Chapter names new executive director James D. Jarvis

WILMINGTON, July 18, 2017—The Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that James D. Jarvis, former Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces manager for the Cape Fear area, has been selected to serve as the new executive director of the Cape Fear Area Chapter.
As the new Cape Fear Area Chapter Executive Director, Jarvis will serve as the senior Red Cross staff member for Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, and Wayne Counties. This territory includes Red Cross offices on four military bases. “I am excited to work with so many great Red Cross volunteers, staff and supporters who give so freely of themselves to make our communities safer and more resilient,” Jarvis said. “There is a reason that so many people want to live in Eastern NC and I am humbled to be able to continue the great legacy of Red Cross support for our neighbors!”
 Jarvis has worked with the American Red Cross in several critical areas, including Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Information and Planning, Public Affairs and Communications, and CPR instruction. Prior to the Red Cross, Jarvis served his country for nearly 23 years as a Marine Corps officer. During his time in the military, he experienced combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and provided humanitarian assistance for the people of Liberia. “We are thankful James has accepted our offer to lead our Cape Fear Area Chapter,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the Red Cross in Eastern North Carolina. “His proven leadership, versatility and success engaging volunteers and community partners in a variety of challenging positions made him the ideal fit for this promotion.” To contact James Jarvis, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 910-762-2683.
 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.