Stories tagged with: Red Cross

May 23, 2010 - 10:36pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

A Crooksville family is homeless after a fire this evening.

It happened at 10871 Township Road 169.

The home suffered major damage.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says it will be providing food and clothing to homeowners Frank and Deborah Tucker along with their 16-year-old son. The organization says all three plan to stay with family in the area.

May 15, 2010 - 9:25pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Local women are bidding up a storm tonight.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross held its "Power of the Purse" Auction. It was a sold-out event. The women had a lot to choose from...more than 100 purses with incentives.

"You have a room full of 300 ladies. There's always a great time, " says Marlene Henderson of the Red Cross.

Some women came with a strategy when it came to bidding.

"Make sure you hold it way high and wave it...(laughs), " says...

May 11, 2010 - 6:52pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Conditions this time of year are prime for severe weather, and some of those severe storms can be capable of producing tornados. Tornados can develop so quickly and are extremely powerful.

"Tornadoes not only will kill you but create enough utter devastation. Your stuff can be in the next county. Your house can be in your neighbor's yard. It's very traumatic seeing everything you own destroyed in a matter of 30 seconds, much different than a flood and much different than a fire...

May 11, 2010 - 6:42pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Local ladies are ready for a night on the town.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has sold all 300 of its tickets to the "Power of the Purse" event. It takes place this Saturday night at the Ohio University-Zanesville/Zane State Campus Center.

"Girls just like to have fun. That's all there is to it. It's a great night out. It's truly a lady's night out. It's good food, good companionship, and a chance to get purses. That's every woman's dream of a night out, "...

May 10, 2010 - 10:14pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

A fire Monday evening in Shawnee leaves a family homeless.

Crews were dispatched to the scene at 6387 Miner Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Keith Groves and Nancy Massey lived in the home. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is providing funding to go shopping for clothes and food. The Red Cross also is providing temporary lodging for the family.

May 8, 2010 - 8:48pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

A Zanesville family home suffers major damage after a fire.

It happened around 4:15 p.m. at 4025 Edward Road.

Washington Township Fire Chief Gene Hanning says the homeowner's daughter was home at the time of the fire and escaped unharmed with two children. There were also a few pets inside.

Hanning says he believes it was a cooking fire that started in the kitchen and spread to several other rooms inside the home.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is assisting Barbara...

May 6, 2010 - 4:05pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Golfers hit the links today to support the Red Cross.

About 120 golfers came out to the Jaycee's Golf Course, helping the organization raise much-needed funds.

"We've been very busy this winter," said Dan Hartman of the Red Cross. "The number of fires has kept on going, so an event like this is really going to help out the checkbook."

Hartman says the Red Cross is $27,000 in the red currently. He hopes today's fundraiser brings them closer to being in...

April 21, 2010 - 6:04pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Conditions for severe weather are prime this time of year, and when it strikes, it comes fast and it comes with fury.

"We cannot prevent the bad weather. We teach prevention, prevention, prevention, but we can't prevent it. So, we need to learn to prepare for it, " says Keely Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

So, you and your family need to have a plan in place to protect each other.

"Know where your safe spot is if a thunderstorm is coming. Know...

April 8, 2010 - 8:09pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross wants you to get into a good habit. The 56 day habit to be exact.

Every 56 days a person can donate blood. With the rough winter not many people were able to make it out to donate, but the Muskingum Valley Red Cross hopes that is about to change.

"People couldn't get out and give, but now that spring is here, we want to encourage everyone to get back into one of those 56 day schedules so you are being reminded to come down every 56 days...

March 29, 2010 - 5:51pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

There are a number of local families who are homeless and trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after fires have destroyed their homes.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has dealt with four blazes just in the past week.

"It does seem like they come in rashes. It couldn't be at a more horrible time of year for us. Our disaster relief fund is low, and the fires just keep increasing, " says Keely Warden of the Red Cross.

Warden says a number of those fires were...

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