Stories tagged with: Red Cross

December 28, 2010 - 8:25pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is asking you to donate blood.

A blood drive will be held on December 30th at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organization has teamed up with area businesses to help entice the public to come out and will be giving away one pound bags of coffee from Dunkin Donuts and $10.00 gift cards from Walmart.

"Right now our blood donations are down because of the holiday, because of the Christmas season and it's truly the gift...

December 15, 2010 - 10:32pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

According to the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, there have been 20 fires in the past four weeks.

The organization who covers Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties has a disaster action team in place that's on call 24/7 to assist families in emergency situations.

"We offer them help with their immediate needs, if they don't have family to go stay with, we put them up in a hotel, they're going to need food and we give them a voucher for food and also clothing," said Marlene...

December 7, 2010 - 6:35pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

With the help of The American Red Cross, people are reminded to send holiday mail for our heroes.

For the 4th year in a row, Pitney Bowes and The American Red Cross are teaming up to collect cards that will be sent out to U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families around the world.  Once the cards are mailed to the one main address in Maryland, Pitney Bowes will ship them out at no charge.

"When it gets there, it will be sorted and delivered to Red...

December 6, 2010 - 6:22pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire.

The call came in around 3:25 at 332 Brighton Boulevard.  Chief Dave Lacy says the fire department stayed on the scene for two and a half hours until the fire was cleared around 6 AM.  The blaze started in a second floor bedroom.

"It originated around some electricity. Right at this point in time, we are just ruling this as an accidental fire and probable cause of electrical short circuit,"...

November 30, 2010 - 8:21pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The holidays are here, but so are the hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year emergency rooms treat about 12,800 patients for holiday-related injuries. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is offering a few safety tips for homeowners to keep in mind as they begin decorating this December.

"When you're plugging in your Christmas lights, don't overload the electrical outlets because that is just, there is going to be a disaster there," said...

October 27, 2010 - 4:14pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Emergencies can happen at any time.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says they knew three days earlier that yesterday's bad storm was on it's way.

"Being prepared is 99% communication, we have a great communication system here in Muskingum, Morgan and Perry county. We stay in contact with our EMA directors all the time," said Keeley Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Warden says they are constantly updating their emergency manual and making sure they...

September 27, 2010 - 6:09pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Do you consider someone you know to be a "Hometown Hero?"

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is accepting applications through October 4th and will pick 12 individuals, ranging from an Education Hero to a Youth Hero.

"We're looking for all those heroes that have gone above and beyond. (They) have made a difference in someone else's life, or someone thinks they've made a difference in the community's life," says Marlene Henderson of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross...

September 19, 2010 - 6:15pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Area emergency responders are brushing up on their football skills and getting set to take the field in this year's Guns and Hoses Flag Football Game.

The firefighters practiced their play calling Sunday afternoon. They've lost the last two matches and really want to take home the trophy this year.

"We take this real serious. It's time for the hoses to step up to the plate," said Trevor Meek of the Zanesville Fire Department. "We'll make some changes this year....

September 16, 2010 - 10:49pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

The relief effort for the victims continue through the night..

For victim's of the tornado, they had a safe haven at Crooksville High School which was transformed into a relief zone. ***Update***Shelter moved from High School to Crooksville Fire Department****Update

"We felt that it was safe to keep all the people here in the building after that the red cross had contacted me and we decided that we would use this as a spot," says Crooksville Principal, Kasey Coffey...

August 30, 2010 - 5:25pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

While it's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, people are still trying to rebuild their lives and images of the cities they once knew.

An outpouring of local support banded together with people across the country to raise money for basic essentials for those affected.

"All of the grade schools, people that canistered and collected money, it was just incredible. It was an incredible time. When you see people reaching out to other people that...

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