Stories tagged with: American Red Cross

June 20, 2014 - 3:31pm
5 weeks 4 days ago

Golfers around the Zanesville area headed to Jaycee's Golf Course today to support a very important cause.

The 25th annual Disaster Relief Golf Tournament was held this afternoon. The funds raised went to support the people in the counties served by the local, American Red Cross. Marlene Henderson, Executive Director of the American Red Cross said it is always a fun event for those who partake in it.

"It's always a great time, golfers come out and enjoy this beautiful Jaycee...

March 24, 2014 - 1:10pm
18 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for new volunteers.

Volunteers with the Red Cross make up 94% of the work force. In order to spread the word on the countless opportunities available, the Red Cross will be holding a meeting at their building on 7th street Tuesday night, March 25th.

"We are having an information only meeting for anyone who would like to become a volunteer to come to the office. We're going to be going over all the...

February 19, 2014 - 4:32pm
22 weeks 6 days ago

With warmer temperatures, melting snow, and the forecast of rain for the weekend, the American Red Cross is warning residents to be prepared for the possibility of flooding. Homes in low lying and flood prone areas need to have an evacuation plan in place. Set a designated area where you and your family can go. Remember to pack a disaster kit with items you may need. 

"Maybe have a three day supply of water, medications, or if you can't have the medications, at least have a...

December 2, 2013 - 5:00pm
34 weeks 1 day ago

Fires cause more deaths than any other type of disaster but they don't have to be deadly.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross encourages everyone to take simple steps to be sure they are fire ready.

"Smoke detectors I think are number one,” explained Community Disaster Educator, Martha Staley. “Have them installed, especially near the sleeping areas and test them, make sure the batteries are working, and test them also so the family can hear what they...

July 22, 2013 - 4:47pm
1 year 1 week ago

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the majority of the state for creeks, rivers and streams due to heavy downpours.

Flash floods are a particularly dangerous situation because the water rises at a rapid rate and there is usually limited time. This is why the American Red Cross stresses flood preparedness

"Make a plan, we always want to make a plan, make a kit, be prepared, be as prepared as possible,” the Community Disaster Education for...

January 23, 2013 - 3:48pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Cold temperatures have many cranking up the heat.

Some may even turn to alternative heating sources such as electric or kerosene heaters or wood burning stoves. The Red Cross said that they haven't been called to many fires lately and hope that people are getting the message to be careful when using these heating sources.

"Keep everything 3ft or more away from clothing, blankets, pets, papers and put in on a hard surface, like a piece of tile or something," said...

January 5, 2013 - 3:18pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

The American Red Cross takes a negative and makes it a positive at a blood drive, Saturday.

When the organization had a blood drive location cancel their drive they relocated to the Colony Square Mall.

"Even if we have blood drives that cancel we still need to have the same amount of blood. People every day need blood products, I think it's about every two seconds someone is receiving blood products," said Collection Specialist Kim Wallace. "We still have to have...

July 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

Muskingum County officials say that relief efforts are progressing well.

EMA Director Bo Keck said many people are still not sure what to do with their spoiled food.

He said residents should contact their insurance company for reimbursement information regarding any spoiled food and that those with food stamps and other government assistance are urged to contact their case worker for more information.

"Anything that they would possibly get help with through Job and...

July 1, 2012 - 2:50pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

The Red Cross and Salvation Army have teamed up to provide shelter for those in need during the power outage.

The Salvation Army in Muskingum County, the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Guernsey County, Crooksville High School in Perry County, the Senior Center in Morgan County, the Red Cross in Coshocton County and the Recreation Center in Licking County are all operating as cooling centers.

"At the shelters we're doing cooling stations, we're providing people with ice...

June 25, 2012 - 4:23pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

One lucky person will have the opportunity to win free gas just for donating blood.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Wednesday at Secrest Auditorium.

Anyone who donates blood will have his or her name entered into a drawing for a chance to win $1,000 gas card from the Red Cross and Marathon Oil.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson said there's a high demand for blood during the summer trauma season.

"We really want to encourage anyone who wants...

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