Stories tagged with: Red Cross

June 23, 2014 - 3:10pm
5 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is getting a new home.

It's been located on 7th Street in Zanesville since the mid 1940's on Thursday the organization will move into their new building at 7650 East Pike.

"We are finally going to be handicap accessible," said Marlene Henderson, Executive Director. " It's all on one floor. We have more square footage there than what we do here and that's just a few of the many wonderful benefits. "

Other...

June 17, 2014 - 8:44pm
6 weeks 2 days ago

One of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' very best received the Medical Mutual 2014 Outstanding Senior Platinum Volunteer Award for Central Ohio.

Lin Alvendano beat more than 700 other nominees for the title. After retiring from the military with more than 30 years of experience as a combat medic and his career as an administrator for the state, he decided that volunteering was his true passion.

" This is sort of my plan of what I wanted to do when I retired it is sort of...

June 4, 2014 - 5:28pm
8 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of Mariah Swingle.

A couple of weeks ago Swingle was in a life threatening motorcycle accident. As a result she needed several blood transfusions. Her family says through the support of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and faith she is still alive.

" Mariah received six complete blood transfusions and an additional 114 units within the first 24 hours of her fight, so without that her survival may not have...

May 17, 2014 - 6:03pm
10 weeks 5 days ago

Local women got all dressed up for a special ladies night out. Saturday night was the annual Red Cross Power of the Purse Fundraiser.

This the 9th annual year for the event and more than 400 women showed up to bid on more than 500 new and gently used purses. Some purses were sold in a silent auction while others were displayed in a public sale.

" We have a lot of Coach purses, Michael Kors, there is a little bit of something for everyone," said Marlene...

May 12, 2014 - 4:44pm
11 weeks 3 days ago

Between April and May our region has seen an onslaught of rainy weather causing flooding to pop up around town. The Red Cross is urging the public to get and stay prepared in case of an emergency.

Red Cross employees say that everyone should create a natural disaster kit to help them survive a flood. Each kit should cater to your family's specific needs.


"Basic things like a three day supply of water, a gallon per person for each day. Some dehydrated food like granola...

February 12, 2014 - 12:14pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

The winter weather continues to impact the United States and could impact your health.

The Red Cross reported that 34 states have been affected by the weather leading to the cancelations of a thousand blood drives from January 2 through Monday.

While that number may not seem like a lot it's left 35,000 donations uncollected.

"That's monumental because the need usually increases in bad weather because of trauma," said Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red...

January 28, 2014 - 11:35am
26 weeks 2 days ago

Many around Southeastern Ohio seek a way to keep warm in these below zero temperatures.

The Salvation Army is serving as a warming shelter for those in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. In the week it's been open a few people have stopped in, including a person who lost power.

"It's heartbreaking to know that's somebody is out in the cold or the electric goes out so that's what we're here for," said Shelter Manager Karen Walker. "That's our purpose to help...

December 30, 2013 - 6:45pm
30 weeks 3 days ago

During the winter months blood donations are at their lowest levels and the Red Cross is working to improve that number.

The Red Cross held its annual winter blood drive at Secrest Auditorium on Monday. One pint of donated blood can be used to save up to three lives. Blood can be used for its various properties and can improve the lives of people suffering from severe injuries or diseases.

"Blood is obviously used for trauma it is also used for treatments of cancer, cancer...

December 26, 2013 - 6:40pm
31 weeks 4 hours ago

According to fire officials, the fire started at 5 a.m. Thursday morning at the home of Robert Walker at 7294 SR 345, just north of Crooksville. Fire fighter Dan Rodgers says the two-story wooden-frame home was fully involved in flames when crews arrived, and says the family managed to escape the burning home unharmed. The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.

"We actually have given them their clothing allowance because...

November 20, 2013 - 2:01pm
36 weeks 1 day ago

Local officials got in the pancake eating spirit Wednesday at Sertoma Pancake Day.

The five selected had just two minutes to eat as many pancakes as possible. In the end it was Sheriff Matt Lutz who took home the pancake eating prize, eating five flapjacks.

Sheriff Lutz said there was some strategy for the event.

"I told everyone coming into this that I don't know this was a contest I really wanted to win," Lutz joked. "I just knew that we had plastic...

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