Stories tagged with: Red Cross

May 25, 2011 - 10:49am
3 years 12 weeks ago

The scenes of devastation have haunted people across the United States as tornadoes rip through our country...providing us with a reminder that this can happen anywhere.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross Marlene Henderson says when it comes to preparing for a tornado, prepare a plan.  Pick a place where family members can come together if a tornado is headed your way.

"We have had our fair share of high winds, straight line winds, F1 tornadoes over...

May 19, 2011 - 4:58pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

The cool and damp weather wasn't enough to stop some avid golfers tee off for a great cause Thursday afternoon

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross held their 22nd Annual Golf Outing at the Jaycees Golf Course in Zanesville. The outing helps raise money for the Red Cross Disaster  Relief Fund which helps victims of major disasters like tornados, flooding and house fires. Muskingum Red Cross Development Director Troy Alford says even with Thursday's weather, it still was a great turnout...

April 22, 2011 - 12:32pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Residents of Southeastern Ohio were waiting to give blood at Secrest Auditorium Friday.

A steady stream of blood donors made their way to the theater. The Central Ohio Red Cross Region that ran Friday's drive is responsible for 27 counties and supplies 41 hospitals.

"Without that people can't have surgeries," said Donor Blood Representative Rick Dayton. "People have problems if we don't get blood. We can't manufacture it. We have to get it from our fellow citizens...

April 19, 2011 - 6:07pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Statistics show that only 4% of the population donates blood on a regular basis and the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hoping to change that.

A blood drive will be held this Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Central Ohio Red Cross supplies blood to more than 41 area hospitals and trauma centers. Representative Rick Dayton said they need is constant.

"Coming into the summer driving season, people are starting to get out more and accidents are...

April 2, 2011 - 6:32pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Some locals had a chance to eat a delicious breakfast Saturday morning and also help a good cause.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hosted a pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Zanesville. Tickets were $5.00 and all proceeds benefited the organization.

"We only get our funding from the United Way and the good people of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan County, so doing events like this helps bring in the money we need to help the people for any disasters that might come up,"...

March 21, 2011 - 4:49pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

An area organization is being commended for its efforts in the community.

Each year, the President of the United States proclaims March as Red Cross month and as a part of the national celebration, the Muskingum County Commissioners acknowledged the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

"It is always wonderful to know that all of our hard work, all of our dedication doesn't go unnoticed by the city officials along with everyone else in the community," said Executive Director...

March 11, 2011 - 5:56pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

The American Red Cross is ready to provide assistance for Japan during this time of devastation.

The Japanese Red Cross has already deployed 11 national disaster response teams to conduct assessments of the damage around the country.

"The Japanese Red Cross much like the American Red Cross we do have warehouses that are stocked and on a moments notice we can usually get to those items and set up cots, blankets, and emergency supplies," said Executive Director of the...

March 4, 2011 - 3:31pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

An excess of rain can be one of the most dangerous natural disasters, partially due to flooding. When flooding is a possibility you must have a plan.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross advises people to have an escape plan. You should pack a bag with enough food, water, clothing and medications for three days.

"If by chance you cannot get out of your house make sure that you have enough supplies in there until the water level would recede or until a rescue worker could...

March 3, 2011 - 6:33pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

Blood counts were extremely low this winter, but February got the count back on track.

Between the 27 counties in the Central Ohio Region they need 650 units of blood daily. The bad weather in December and January caused drive cancelations and bad turn outs. The result was a dangerously low blood count.

"We are in recovery mode now so the blood supply is recovering but we still need blood. It's like a river , you can dame it up , but it doesn't stop; the need for blood...

January 27, 2011 - 6:39pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The month of January has been a rather difficult one for the Red Cross in Southeast Ohio.

Over the last four weeks, twelve fires have broken out across the area leaving many families homeless. And with such a high number, the Red Cross's budget has been stretched very thin, but have been able to make ends meet.

"We are able to keep up and it's because of fantastic volunteers and donors in our community and our united way that we're able to be there to help the families when...

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