Stories tagged with: Red Cross

August 19, 2010 - 6:46pm
4 years 1 week ago

With school only weeks away, one local organization is asking children to be safe.

The Muskingum County Red Cross says that following a few safety tips will help keep your child out of harm's way. Officials say many kids are still in summer mode and may forget simple rules.

"They're not being as observant as they should be and we're the big people here so we need to watch out for the little people," said Director of Health and Safety, Julie Davis.


August 13, 2010 - 12:19pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

It's been hard to stay cool with temperatures in the 90's this week and the Red Cross has some tips to help you stay safe in the heat.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Julie Davis said the most important thing for people to do is to drink plenty of water. She said when it's this hot make sure you dress in light colored clothing and stay inside as much as possible.

"If you have to be outside try to limit that. Folks that work outside they need to be able to take frequent...

August 8, 2010 - 6:55pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The Red Cross is stepping up it's efforts to seek blood donations from the public.

A blood drive was held at the Clarence E. Miller Armory in McConnelsville, where two soldiers say they understood the importance of donating blood.

"You can replenish it, but you know that person in the hospital bed needs it. You stop in give them a little blood, get back in a few days, they get it, it could save their life you know," says Jonathan Taggert, Blood Donor.


July 29, 2010 - 5:17pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is issuing a statement to the public to announce that the CPR technique has not changed despite recent reports.

A study conducted by The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that ventilation is no longer needed with chest compressions for CPR.

Director of Preparedness and Response, Julie Davis said, "for the time being we are teaching CPR compressions with ventilations, what people have seen in the media are based on researches that...

July 26, 2010 - 4:46pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross will be receiving some much-needed funding from two different events this week.

Terra Cotta Vineyards, in New Concord, is holding a Ladies Evening at the Vineyard this Thursday from six to eight p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross.

"We call them our heroes. We work so hard to generate the funds to go into our disaster relief fund, to help our military, and to help train people in the community with CPR and first aide. For people...

July 24, 2010 - 6:09pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

The blood supply is low here in southeastern Ohio and one local Red Cross chapter is stepping up it's efforts to help.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hosted a blood drive this afternoon before the races tonight at the Muskingum County Speedway.

"Our blood supplies are low for the summer months, we are we have some some blood types are less than a days supply, so yeah, we are serious about collecting blood right now," said Rick Dayton of Red Cross Donor Services....

June 24, 2010 - 6:06pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

As they celebrate their 93rd annual meeting, the Muskingum Valley Red Cross also takes time to acknowledge the time and effort of the man who has led the organization for the past 15 years.

As Dan Hartman prepares for his final days as executive director of the local chapter of the Red Cross, he would like to thank those who have helped make his time there special as well as a success.

"It's our 93rd annual meeting for our Muskingum Valley chapter. Every year we bring...

June 8, 2010 - 6:45pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

With the unofficial start to summer underway, warm weather has people flocking to the pool. but the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says you need to protect your kids when it comes to the water. They need some kind of swimming background.

"Just don't take them and dump them off. Most pools have swim lessons. There are the red cross certified swim lessons, but most pools have swim lesson. Just because you take them to the pool, they have a life guard, but you should really still be...

May 28, 2010 - 6:05pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

It's a great opportunity to help save a life, and get something in return. The Red Cross is holding a blood drive Monday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church where they'll be giving out King's Island tickets to those who have preregistered. Although it is a holiday, Keeley Warden of the Red Cross says it's very important that they get a good turnout.

"We do this blood drive every other Monday. Well this Monday coming up just happens to be a holiday so we really want to thank our...

May 25, 2010 - 7:06pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is receiving a special present from some young people in the community.

The Community Youth Foundation presented a more than two thousand dollar check to the organization this morning that is to be used for its local disaster relief fund.

"that is the most incredible thing out of this community to see all of the young people really get behind our mission and what we do to help us give back to the community, " says Marlene Henderson of the...

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