Stories tagged with: Red Cross

October 29, 2012 - 10:36am
1 year 36 weeks ago

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to hit landfall late Monday our own weather could be affected by this storm.

50 million people from the east coast to the Great Lakes are on guard. The National Weather Service warns people living in low lying areas and along the Lake Erie Shoreline to watch for flooding. Winds with guests up to 65mph are expected across Ohio.  These winds could cause power outages.

"We have put all of our shelters on stand-by and a lot of our volunteers on...

July 12, 2012 - 6:13pm
2 years 19 hours ago

McDonald's held a grand re-opening of one of its' Zanesville restaurants Thursday night.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at the Maple Avenue location included Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton and other local officials.

This is the third restaurant out of four in Zanesville that is being remodeled at a cost of $1.5 million as part of a national program.

"We totally re-vamped the lobby, updated it and modernized it. Updated the restroom and a new service experience at the front...

June 7, 2012 - 5:23pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is looking for more teams to participate in its annual golf outing.

Development Director Troy Alford said this is the 23rd year for the Disaster Relief Golf Outing.

"Every year everyone really enjoys coming to this because it gets them out on the course, and it's for a great cause," said Alford.  "They know just by being there and having fun, they're also helping people in the community."

Alford said...

February 29, 2012 - 6:15pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

The thunderstorm related power outages Wednesday morning caused problems for some people in the area. So what's the best way to prepare for the next weather event.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has a checklist of things to do before an incident occurs. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said that food is always a big concern, and after a couple hours without power, make sure you keep the refrigerator door closed.

"Anything longer than that, you might want to get a cooler...

February 22, 2012 - 6:46pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross which is expert in helping people who have suffered in a disaster – now has a problem of its own. Executive Director Marlene Henderson says someone stole one of their unmarked disaster trailers. She says it happened sometime between 1:15 p.m. and 3:13 p.m. Wednesday. The trailer was full of military items, such as American and P.O.W. flags, and a table setting used for military-related events. Henderson says all of the items stolen were given as donations...

February 9, 2012 - 7:31pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

A blast of winter weather is heading our way as temperatures dip below the freezing mark.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is advising residents to take precautions when it comes to alternative heating sources.

"One of the things is with alternative heat sources, especially wood burners, have your chimney cleaned and inspected to make sure that you're not going to have a chimney fire," said Executive Director Marlene Henderson.  "Keep all combustibles at...

January 19, 2012 - 6:13pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

It's finally starting to feel like winter, and as more snow comes our way, it's important to take the necessary precautions.

Red Cross Support Specialist Susan Hoskinson said she advises everyone to stay up-to-date with the weather forecast and follow any emergency protocol issued by officials.  She said space heaters are a big concern, because people are starting to bring them out of storage.

"You want to make sure if you have to use a space heater that it's plugged...

December 28, 2011 - 11:52am
2 years 28 weeks ago

With a decrease in blood donations and an increase in accidents, donating blood around the holidays is vital.

WHIZ Media Group is teaming up with the Red Cross and sponsoring a blood drive this Thursday. Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson says blood is in high demand right now.

"The holidays are always a very tough time for blood collections. We find that after the 15th of December, blood collections start to decrease. People are busy, the hustle and bustle with...

August 24, 2011 - 3:19pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

The east coast is facing another natural disaster - Hurricane Irene is heading for North Carolina, and the Red Cross is getting ready to provide relief.

Director of Health and Safety for the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross Julie Davis said the organization isn't wasting any time.

"We don't wait until disaster hits," said Davis.  "We have warehouses across the country filled with stuff ready to go."

Davis said one of Muskingum Valley's...

June 14, 2011 - 10:31am
3 years 4 weeks ago

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.

During the summer season the number of those donating drops and has already caused two blood types to drop to critical levels including O Negative and B negative. To draw attention to the need for donations, June 14th is marked as World Blood Donor Day. It's a chance for all to recognize that blood is essential to health care across the globe.

"No one can manufacture it," said Muskingum County Red Cross...

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