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. "
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...