Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

July 13, 2010 - 6:11pm
4 years 1 week ago

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.

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July 6, 2010 - 5:22pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

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...

June 30, 2010 - 1:33pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is losing a man who has continued to build up the organization over the past 15 years.

It was Dan Hartman's last day serving as Executive Director. He spent much of the morning packing his office before saying his goodbye's and turning in his keys.

"How do you say thank you to a community that's been so good? It's tough, but it's time. It's time to let somebody else pick up the ship and let it run...and somebody else to take care of the staff...

June 26, 2010 - 10:34pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

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,...

June 25, 2010 - 3:45pm
4 years 4 weeks ago


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.

Families...

June 22, 2010 - 11:22am
4 years 4 weeks ago

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...

June 5, 2010 - 8:57pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

A Zanesville family is homeless after an early morning fire.

Falls Township Fire Department responded to the incident at 325 Grandview Road.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire started in the kitchen, causing the home to suffer major smoke damage.

It is helping the homeowners, Travis and Sherri Miller, pay for food. They will be staying with friends and relatives.

May 31, 2010 - 5:24pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

More than 50 people are receiving a special gift on this Memorial Day while helping save a life.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross was offering a free ticket to King's Island for the first 56 people who signed up to give blood.

Volunteers say it's a great way to get people to come out on a day when blood donation levels are typically low.

The blood drive was held at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Military Road in Zanesville.

May 27, 2010 - 2:58pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is announcing his retirement. Dan Hartman has been working with the organization for 15 years, and his last day is slated for June 30th.

"I think after everything I've been through and the family, I think it's time to retire. I'm looking forward to it, " says Hartman.

Hartman is referring to the heart surgery he had back in January that he says saved his life.

The Board of Directors accepted his retirement...

May 3, 2010 - 5:48pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Women will have the chance to bid on more than 100 purses with incentives at next Saturday's Power of the Purse Auction.

It's the fifth year the Muskingum Valley Red Cross has put on the auction, where participants get to enjoy a gourmet meal and wine while spending some money.

"It's really becoming like the premiere ladies event in Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties. It's awesome, so much fun. It really is a gathering of friends too, " says Marlene Henderson of the...

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