The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is trying something new this weekend.
It's taking the National Chapter's "Ride for the Red" and applying it locally. Bikers will start in Zanesville at one p.m. Saturday and take a four-hour ride through Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties.
"There's nothing more scenic and more beautiful than the highways and by-ways of Southeastern Ohio. Most people that ride love those roads, " says Marlene Henderson of the Red Cross.
Staying cool may seem like common sense, but often times the effects of heat can catch you by surprise.
When conditions are particularly humid, our bodies can't sufficiently cool off, and that's when we need to take precautions. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross urges you to stay inside, but here are some tips for those that are required to be in the heat.
"If you have things you have to do around the house, mow the lawn or whatever, do that really early morning or late...
One local organization that's always giving is asking for your help.
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross's Disaster Relief Fund is in the red by about $14,000. The staff say while they have handled about the same amount of fires this year as in years past, the number of people in those homes is growing, but the organization is breathing a little sigh of relief tonight.
"It's great when the heroes down here at Terry's step up and say disaster relief is low, let's help you out,...
The Red Cross will be hitting the town Saturday night and raising money at a local hot spot.
Terry's Tavern is hosting a party that will allow the organization to help local families in the future.
"All the proceeds from half and half tickets and some other things and we're also going to have a door prize there will go toward our disaster relief fund," Marlene Henderson Director of Readiness and Development at the Muskingum Valley Red Cross said.
One person donating blood can save three people's lives. This week you'll have two opportunities to save a life.
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is having two blood drives Friday June 25th. Executive Director Dan Hartman said there is a high demand for donors in the summer.
"There's a lot of reasons why there is more need for blood. People are on vacations, their regular schedules are interrupted, and the second big one are schools aren't in session because we get a large...