Stories tagged with: Donations

December 15, 2010 - 9:32pm
5 years 8 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 8, 2010 - 4:57pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is asking for your help.

Every year, The Salvation Army provides Christmas baskets for families around the holidays.  And this year, they are welcoming your non-perishable food donations more than ever.

"Our greatest need, what we would like to do, is to make sure they have a Christmas dinner, so you know to be able to fill those baskets. We would like to be able to have enough food," said Salvation Army Christmas coordinator, Joyce...

November 8, 2010 - 6:05pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

It's a familiar sound that emerges around this time of year.

The Salvation Army is setting up for its annual six-week donation period.

"Some people don't like that bell. It gets on their nerves, but it really draws attention. So, the bell and the kettle is what the Salvation Army, represents us, " says Captain Dianne Campbell of the Salvation Army.

There are currently seven kettles set up around the area, but that number will jump to 17 after Thanksgiving. The...

August 27, 2010 - 4:36pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

Thanks to generous community support, a dog who was near-death, was given a new life, and a second chance at it.

Valerie miller found Dutchess along Dutch School Road more than two weeks ago in Frazeysburg. At the time, she was skin-and bones and severely malnourished. Not having the funds to foot an extensive vet bill, she reached out to the community for help, and received an outpouring of donations and people who just wanted to help Dutchess. One such person, is Kim Piccone who held...

July 28, 2010 - 1:35pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is bringing back an old resource to help enforce boating safety in the area.

It bought a boat back in 1986 and used grants to help pay off overtime for deputies to run it. Those grants eventually dried up and the sheriff's office lost touch with the boat.

When Sheriff Lutz took office back in 2009, he wanted to bring the resource back to life. The boat did need a new engine and thanks to some generous donations, one of which was from the Rick...

July 9, 2010 - 4:33pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

Paula Lively is a living example that donating blood can make a difference.

She had complications from surgery she had 3 years ago.

"...and almost died from that surgery. I had a blood transfusion and the blood clotted it off. It saved my life, " says Lively.

Lively's father also was saved by donated blood when he was younger and received serious burns to his body. Every person who donated during the blood drive at the Perry Township Fire Department this afternoon...

June 30, 2010 - 10:28am
5 years 32 weeks ago


A 78 year old Zanesville man's wish is to be able to see his sons, but to make that happen he needs  the community's help.

Billie Jo Munyan said she almost lost her husband, Earl, last month due to kidney failure. Now he is disabled and has lost the use of his legs. He goes to dialysis three days a week and Community Ambulance transports him to his appointments. So his wife is asking for the community's help so they can purchase a handicap...

December 21, 2009 - 12:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago


People from the Marysville area are making their way to Zanesville to help the less fortunate at Christmas time.

Pastor Rob Jackson has been collecting donations from his church. Today they packed them up and brought them here to christ table for their annual Christmas Giveaway.

"We're here to share. Our church families have been bringing gifts and coats that we have been gathering all year," Pastor Rob Jackson said.

Pastor Jackson said the director...

December 5, 2009 - 6:22pm
6 years 9 weeks ago


The community is opening its heart to help one local teenager battle cancer.

Sunday is the big day for 15-year-old Asia Hatfield. She has battled large b-cell lymphoma since July and to assist with treatment costs, family and friends are putting on a huge benefit.  Even in these tough economic times, family members say the amount of donations they received is more than they ever expected.

"So many businesses and individuals who are struggling financially have...

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