Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

September 23, 2011 - 6:15pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

Volunteers who took part in the Hurricane Irene relief effort are back in Muskingum County.

Weeks after Hurricane Irene devastated the east coast, communities are still cleaning up the mess left behind.

"A lot of people that were in our shelter that had gone home had to come back because they were getting flooded again," said Disaster Action Team member Peggy Joseph.

Joseph is one of three Red Cross volunteers who traveled from Muskingum County to New Jersey, New...

August 2, 2011 - 4:36pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

There's big news for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Guernsey and Noble counties will now be a part of the local chapter which includes Muskingum, Perry,and Morgan counties. The move comes after many chapters across the country and the state have consolidated due to the economy.

"They have realized that they can pull some smaller counties and put them under the same umbrella and one thing we promise is that their service is not going to change," said Muskingum Valley...

July 25, 2011 - 11:24am
2 years 38 weeks ago

This weekend ten bands take the stage to battle it out to see who's the best.

It's part of the American Red Cross' Battle of the Bands event. One hundred percent of the money raised by this weekend's show will go towards the Military Family Fest.

"We have in the past had Department of Defense grants to help with military family fest," explained Emergency Services Director James Applegate. "This year we don't have that so we had to come up with something creative....

July 22, 2011 - 5:33pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping those in need after fires destroy homes this year.

37 fires have taken place in the area since January. The Red Cross said the numbers are average. What they're seeing more of is the people in need of help, since there are more residents in each home.

"It's not unusual to go to see two adults and three children. A lot of times there are four or five adults," said Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson. "With the...

May 23, 2011 - 5:07pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

This weekend many pools around the area will open their doors for the summer season.

According to the Red Cross nearly 90% of families with young children will be in the water at some point this summer, which is why it's important to make sure your child is water ready with swim lessons.

"Kids are curious and don't have a fear of water," explained the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Julie Davis. "That's why we have to have these lesson so they can...

January 26, 2011 - 10:08pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

A Zanesville retirement home is honoring the work and dedication of a well known community leader.

The Apartments at Cedar Hill hosted a small gathering this evening to recognize the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' new Executive Director Marlene Henderson. Several Red Cross members along with community business owners came to the event to welcome her into the Chapter. Cedar Hill Administrator and Red Cross Board Member Rich Stephens says she is a staple to this community and looks forward...

December 21, 2010 - 7:51pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

Area volunteers are being thanked for their service.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hosted a luncheon for all of its volunteers on Tuesday.

"It's our way of sharing our blessings for just good work and very very dedicated and passionate people," said Executive Director Marlene Henderson.

Henderson said the Red Cross would be nothing without its volunteers. She said they help in so many different ways and they are always looking for new recruits.


December 16, 2010 - 7:11pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has a new leader at its helm.

Marlene Henderson officially took over the position Thursday and says she is ready to continue the mission of the Red Cross along with some of her own ideas.

"A lot of new fundraising ideas, able to recruit some new volunteers and some new donors and just really keeping the mission out," says Henderson.

Chapter chair Susan McCollister says she is confident Henderson will be able to handle the position...

December 3, 2010 - 12:11pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

We may only be seeing light snow showers this weekend, but it won't be too long before heavier snow storms head our way.

When preparing for weather the Red Cross takes a proactive approach to be prepared for any emergency. The Red Cross said the biggest mistake people make is not keeping an eye on the weather.

"They all rush out to the stores so they can get food, salt and shovels, but the big thing is that people don't pay attention to the weather reports and it's that time...

November 29, 2010 - 12:21pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The new year brings changes to both the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and Christ's Table.

Executive Director of Christ's Table Gretchen Sayre announced her retirement from the organization Monday morning. Sayre served on Christ's Tables board from 1986 to 1993, when she took then over as executive director. She said while she knows it's time to turn over the reigns they'll be things she misses.

"The people. The people," said Sayre. "The guests that come in. I don...

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