Stories tagged with: American Red Cross

March 11, 2012 - 4:48pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

Volunteers fired up the grills and flipped pancakes for a good cause...

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the American Red Cross held a breakfast fundraiser at the Applebee's restaurant on Maple Avenue on Saturday. Development Director Troy Alford said he was optimistic from the start.

"We've had a great turnout. The community has stepped forward, came...As always, and we've definitely exceeded more than we wanted today, so, everything's looking really good," said Alford...

March 6, 2012 - 4:18pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the American Red Cross is hoping to raise money.

The organization is holding a pancake breakfast Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's restaurant on Maple Avenue.

Red cross Development Director Troy Alford said the money raised will go towards the Disaster Relief Fund.

"So far they've had 40 fires over the five counties that they serve, and each fire ranges from $500 to $1,000 depending on the size of the family. So with 40...

April 22, 2011 - 6:01pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Rain contines to fall throughout our area and that means there is a chance for flooding.

According to Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Wesley Sass, southeast Ohio could see some potentially heavy rain this weekend. Marlene Henderson with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says one of the biggest things residents should not do if roads begin to flood is drive through them.

"You just never know if there's a swift current with that and so many people have lost their...

December 30, 2010 - 6:36pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The need for blood is constant and locals are helping out.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross held a blood drive at Secrest Auditorium Thursday. Blood Donor Representative Rick Dayton says their is always a demand for blood but this time of year is especially important. But if you are unable to donate blood, there are other ways you can help save lives.

"If the place where you go to church or work, if you want to try to set up a blood drive, they can...

June 4, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The Summer months are known for warm weather, vacations, and time in the pool, but the American Red Cross wants to stress that it's still important to take time, and give blood.

Two blood drives will be held on June 25, and the Red Cross urges people to come out and give.

"We have two special blood drives actually set up to help boost our summer collections which is the most difficult time of the year for us to collect blood and we're comarketing them. We have one, is...

March 16, 2010 - 4:36pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

March is American Red Cross month.

It allows organizations across the country to recognize its volunteers.

"There are literally hundreds of volunteers. We're mobilized by our volunteers. They're the ones that keep us going. The American Red Cross could not do what it does locally and nationwide without our wonderful volunteers that are there for us every day, " says Keely Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

It's also a time to let people know about the...

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