Stories tagged with: Red Cross

January 8, 2010 - 12:08pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Cold weather made for what Corning Fire crews call extremely icy conditions as they battled a fire in the Village Friday morning.

The fire at the home of the Murphy's at 13966 Waterworks Road broke out around 4am. Living in the home were 50-year-old Amy, 82-year-old Dorothy, 54-year-old Theresa, 23-year-old  Laci and 2-year-old Caiden Murphy.

The home is considered a total loss and the family has no insurance.

Fire officials say the family got out safely. Corning crews...

January 7, 2010 - 8:59pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

The cold temperatures have dropped blood donations, but one group is stepping up to help.

It seems as though the younger generation is more willing to get in that chair and to help stock that supply.

"We try to get them at least 2 or 3 times every school year into every high school if possible, only because they're there. They're a captive audience, and it usually works out very well," says Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director, Dan Hartman.

Hartman says...

January 7, 2010 - 12:02pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

A Junction City man is left without a home after a fire Wednesday night. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire broke out in the home of Roger Gleason at 105 East Front Street around 9:30. Junction City fire officials say the home is a complete loss. The Red Cross is assisting with funds to go go shopping for clothes and food and he will be staying with friends. Gleason has no insurance.

January 5, 2010 - 6:03pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

The snow and cold temperatures during winter have most people bottled up in their homes, and that's affecting blood donations.

Only about five percent of the population is taking part in blood drives. So, the American Red Cross has deemed it National Blood Donation month to help keep supplies going and save a life, and there's one blood type that's needed above the rest right now.

"O negative is probably the one blood type that if we held a chance to just collect that, we...

December 29, 2009 - 6:46pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Relief Fund is still down by about 30 percent, but Executive Director, Dan Hartman, says it's not affecting the way his staff helps families.

"In the last few weeks, we've had seven fires, seven families we've helped with a total of 30 family members. Is that up a little bit, yeah, " says Hartman.

Hartman says the worst of the fire season is still to come, which lasts through March. He says these losses though have been more difficult on...

December 22, 2009 - 1:05pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

It's cold and now that winter is here you can bet most people's furnace are working a bit harder.

You need to be aware especially this time of year that your furnace can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

"The most important thing to know about carbon monoxide is you don't know that it's affecting you. It's colorless odorless and tasteless," Julie Davis from the Red Cross said.

So the biggest problem is people don't know they are breathing it. A sign of carbon...

December 15, 2009 - 6:24pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

The holidays are a time for joy and good cheer and the Red Cross wants to help you keep it that way.

The organization is offering tips to stay safe this holiday season with their Twelve Days of Holiday Safety Program.

"If you're getting the sleigh hooked up and going to grandma's house, make sre you have a full tank of gas," said Dan Hartman of the Red Cross. "Make sure everyone's buckled up. Make sure you have a disaster kit and blankets because sometimes its a...

December 12, 2009 - 10:18pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

Some local performers are lending their talents to help benefit the Muskingum Valley Red Cross this holiday season.

The show, "The Gifts," took place at Secrest Auditorium tonight.

"It's been an amazing adventure because everybody...singers, dancers, old, and young...everybody has meshed together so well. I really think it's going to be a fabulous show, " says Dancing Divas performer Trudy Cultice.

There's something different too that makes this...

December 7, 2009 - 8:36pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

Area men and women are donating their time and talent, all for a good cause.

It's all part of the holiday variety show called "The Gifts." This year the production is being put on by the City of Zanesville and Secrest Auditorium to benefit the Red Cross.

"It's always cool when somebody else comes up with a great idea," said Dan Hartman of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross. "In this case, the City of Zanesville and Secrest said, let's put a show on to...

November 13, 2009 - 11:22am
4 years 41 weeks ago

Though the twelve award winners at this year's American Red Cross Hometown Heroes Breakfast come from different backgrounds, one thing they have in common is service to the community and others.

Each recipient represents a different kind of hero from military to healthcare to education. Choosing heroes is no easy task. A committee sifted through thirty nominees to find those they consider the best in Perry, Muskingum and Morgan counties.

"We live in a very special community...

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