The Red Cross chapter that serves six northeast Iowa counties has received a major gift that will help build a new headquarters. Development Associate Tom Tierney says the gift is a great boost for the Hawkeye Chapter.The 50-thousand gift from the R-J McElroy trust will go toward a one-point-five million dollar Red Cross building in Waterloo. Tierney says part of the fund will go to build a garage to house emergency vehicles that now sit out in the cold all winter. When the Red Cross responds to help victims of an emergency like a fire, sometimes the vehicles won’t start. Tierney says some of the money will go to build new classrooms for CPR and First-Aid training. This is the first capital campaign the Hawkeye Chapter Red Cross has held in its 84-year history.