Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley American Red Cross

March 24, 2014 - 1:10pm
3 weeks 5 days 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...

June 28, 2013 - 4:43pm
42 weeks 1 day ago

Community members came out to Jaycee's Golf Course on Friday despite the rainy weather to golf for a good cause.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 24th Annual Golf Outing to provide relief for victims of disaster.

"We have about 80 fires a year in the five counties that we serve and it takes about $1,000 dollars funding per family to help with food and shelter for a fire," said Troy Alford, Development Director of Muskingum Valley Red Cross...

June 11, 2013 - 6:28pm
44 weeks 4 days ago

The threat for severe weather is real this week in our area and the key to dealing with power outages and other issues is being prepared.

One simple way to do this is, to create a disaster kit for every member of your family, filled with essential tools to last through any problems. Flashlights, ponchos, first aid kits, and enough water to last for three days is a good start.

"If you have a room that you know you should go to in case of a severe storm, in case of tornado...

March 25, 2013 - 5:29pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

It has been a busy year for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross when it comes to fires. This weekend alone there were three including a small apartment complex in Cambridge.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson says there have been 62 fires since July; 10 in march alone. Last year there were 65 fires for the year. This increase has left the Red Cross in need of additional funding and donations.

"This is absolutely free for all the fire families, we don't ask for anything in...

March 1, 2013 - 12:24pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hopes to be in their new home by September.

The organization is kicking off their capital campaign to raise the last funds renovate and move to their new chapter house in Norwich. The need for a building became great after the addition of Guernsey and Noble counties to their coverage area.

"I really felt that the building was laid in our hands and said take it and grow because it was like all the pieces fell into place with Guernsey and Noble...

December 26, 2012 - 2:51pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

A major blood drive planned for Thursday will go on as planned for now.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said the only way the blood drive at Secrest will be canceled is if we reach a level three snow emergency.

The drive comes at a critical point in the year.

"This time of year we see an increase in the need. With every donation you have the ability to save three lives," said Support Specialist Susan Hoskinson.

The event is by appointment or walk-in. If you'...

November 19, 2012 - 5:25am
1 year 21 weeks ago

A family's home is damaged by fire late Sunday night.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross said they were called to assist Karen Emanuel at her home at 2556 Bell Street in Zanesville. The fire was reported around 11p.m.

The Red Cross is assisting her family by providing food, clothing and temporary shelter.

No details on the fire are known at this time. We'll bring you more as it becomes available.

November 16, 2012 - 5:11am
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department says it’s investigating a Thursday evening fire.  It happened just before 8 p.m. at 12-10 Moxahala Avenue.  Deputy Fire Chief Eric Waltemire says it apparently started in the kitchen of the duplex and caused about 40-thousand dollars in damage. The occupant of the rental property is identified as Donnie Keller.  The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping him with food, clothing and housing.  Waltemire says no one was home at the...

October 26, 2012 - 10:39am
1 year 25 weeks ago

Soon kids around our area will be out to collect Halloween treats.

With small children out and about the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross asks that adults and children take precautions to ensure a safe trick or treat for everyone.

Trick or Treat safety includes making sure kids are accompanied by an adult, only visit homes with porch lights on and look both ways before crossing the street.

It also means kids should be well seen by wearing reflective tape or another...

October 26, 2012 - 10:20am
1 year 25 weeks ago

The death toll mounts as Hurricane Sandy hits the Bahamas, Caribbean and Jamaica.

The storm has knocked out power, flooded roads and downed trees. It's also put the Red Cross on alert.

The organization has opened shelters in the wake of the hurricane. It's also affecting our local Red Cross, who's on stand-by for deployment.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson said that the Red Cross has placed all of the emergency response vehicles on stand-by so they can be deployed...

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