Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

January 21, 2014 - 5:36pm
12 weeks 15 hours ago

The Red Cross is urging everyone to prepare for the dangerously low temperatures this week.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Chapter, Marlene Henderson, suggests keeping a three day supply of food and water for your family in case of a power outage, make sure you have flashlights and a radio handy,  and as always, when it comes to bitter cold temperatures, dress in layers and bundle up.

"We've seen a lot of things happen the last several weeks,...

November 29, 2013 - 7:42am
19 weeks 1 day ago

 The Falls Township Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire that left an area family homeless.  It happened just after 1 a.m. at 5150 Tiffany Drive to the home of Keith and Kim LaCrone..  Captain Joe Hunt says the Zanesville and Dresden Fire Departments responded when first reports indicated there were victims trapped inside.  Hunt says when crews arrived on the scene the home was fully involved in flames.  Fire fighters quickly determined there were...

November 5, 2013 - 5:24pm
23 weeks 14 hours ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is getting ready for the 8th Annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast. Every year, dozens of people are nominated, but only 13 heroes are chosen. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said the event started as a way to give back to those who do good in the community.

"This is such a feel good breakfast," explained Henderson. "You literally walk out of there, at least I do, walking on air because it is so great to know with everything...

August 9, 2013 - 11:37am
35 weeks 4 days ago

A fire destroys a mobile home in Corning.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said the fire took place at 6101 Congo Road. The structure was totally destroyed. Three adults and three children lived in the home.

The family did have insurance on the structure and its contents.

The Red Cross assisted the family with clothing, food and temporary shelter.

April 16, 2013 - 5:51pm
52 weeks 14 hours ago

A Crooksville family comes together after a fire destroys their home.

Terry Savage,his daughter,Christy and her three children were forced from their home late last night. Their family rushed over when they heard the news.

Savage's sister, Debbie Miller said "I was just in the kitchen last night to make a snack. I heard on the scanner there was a fire at 5460 Flint Ridge Road. I said oh my god that's my brother so I got here as fast as I can but the house was fully...

March 24, 2013 - 11:00pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

 The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross responds to a house fire that leaves several homeless. 

The first fire took place at 12083 Township Road 323 In Crooksville. The fire took place at the home of Cody Holmes and Chris Dunn and one minor child. 

The Red Cross said the home was considered a total loss. The Red Cross is assisting with funding for clothing, food and temporary housing. 

The second fire took place at an apartment complex at 424...

March 11, 2013 - 5:33pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hoping to move into their new building in Norwich, which was anonymously donated, by September. But they need help from the community. They are creating a "Wall of Heroes" at their new East Pike location where they will be selling white tiles for 250-dollars and red tiles for a thousand dollars to held fund their renovations.

"The red tiles will make up the red cross in the middle of the white wall and with the purchase, you can have a...

December 26, 2012 - 2:36pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Energy Cooperative in Newark said that the severe winter weather that has included wet snow, sleet, freezing rain and winds has the potential to cause power outages through their service territory.

The Cooperative said it takes about one half an inch of build up of snow and ice to snap tree limbs causing them to fall and bring down power lines.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said in the event of a power outage you should have a plan in place.

"Make sure you have at...

March 14, 2012 - 5:54pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

A Zanesville boy used his birthday party - To help others in need...

Thirteen-year-old Noah Cornell asked his friends to not bring him any presents for his 13th birthday...But instead asked for money, which in turn, he gave to the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.

"They were, they kept on asking me at school why I would rather have the money than presents and I told them I was going to donate it... They thought it was kind of cool at first, but then they'd...

October 28, 2011 - 11:21am
2 years 24 weeks ago

Citizens of three counties take a place of honor among those making positive contributions to our community.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross honored 24 heroes in thirteen different categories during their annual breakfast. This year's Muskingum County Hero is a foster mother to over fifty children. She encourages others to help children.

"You got to have a lot of love," said Jennifer Miller Muskingum County Hero. "You have to have an awful lot of...

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