Stories tagged with: Marlene Henderson

February 2, 2016 - 4:06pm
5 days 4 hours ago

The Red Cross of Southeast Ohio played an important role after a natural gas leak forced an evacuation in Crooksvlle.

It happened Monday just after 8 p.m. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said two Red Cross staff members and several volunteers set up a shelter for more than 50 residents at Crooksville High School. A lot planning goes into an event like that so it goes off without a hitch.

"We have a lot of practice. And we have a lot of wonderful volunteers. We would not...

January 22, 2016 - 3:04pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of The American Red Cross is ready to spring into action if need be.

Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson stresses the importance of being proactive.

"We encourage everyone to build an emergency kit. That is something you can have for each person in the family stored. Put it some place where you can get to it easily. Put your comfort things in it. We recommend that everyone has a gallon of water per day per person," said Henderson...

January 14, 2016 - 4:17pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of The American Red Cross is another local organization that will be honored at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast.

Monday, January 18th, The Red Cross along with several other deserving organizations will be recognized for their services to the community.

"We are absolutely trilled to be honored at this breakfast. Something that is so long standing in Muskingum County.  Our agency is recognized for all the work that we have done for...

September 29, 2015 - 4:14pm
18 weeks 5 days ago

If you know someone who is courageous, the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking you to nominate them to become a Hometown Hero.

The Red Cross' annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast honors those in our community who have gone above and beyond the ordinary call of duty. The Red Cross is looking for heroes who exhibit courage, selflessness, and compassion, just to name a few.

"What we're looking for right now are the heroes, and what I'm hoping is that a lot...

June 18, 2015 - 4:40pm
33 weeks 3 days ago

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill that are pummeling the South and the Midwest will be hitting the Southeastern Ohio region this weekend, causing flooding concerns.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross talked to us Thursday about ways to be prepared in the event of a flash flood. Executive Director, Marlene Henderson, said flash floods are the most dangerous, and are caused by rapid flooding of bodies of water in low-lying areas. Henderson said we're seeing some of those low-lying areas...

April 23, 2015 - 6:30pm
41 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is partnering with AAA Spa and Pool Services on Maple Avenue this Saturday.

Family Fun Day is going to be held beginning at 12PM and will run until 3PM. Food, refreshments and games are just some of the things that will be offered. Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson says a hands-only CPR class will also be offered.

"We are coming out to give some educational information for anyone who owns, whether its an above ground pool, an in...

February 24, 2015 - 3:31pm
49 weeks 5 days ago

This is one of the worst times of the year for blood donations. And the red cross needs your help.

Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director, Marlene Henderson, said one unit of blood can save up to three lives.

"If you donate every 56 days please get out there and do so," Henderson said. "Because we can't replace that life saving blood that unit of blood can help save three lives."

The recent storms have also played a role in how many donations the...

February 23, 2015 - 3:38pm
49 weeks 6 days ago

The American Red Cross is launching a program in Ohio to teach people life-saving techniques.

The program is called "Project Prepare". Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, Marlene Henderson, said the program will teach people how to use compression CPR until emergency personnel can arrive on the scene. But that's only one of the things the program will focus on.

"What we want to do is to make sure people are prepared to know what to do in case of...

January 6, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

The shot of arctic air and weather is in full swing, and that requires people to be more mindful when it comes to safety and keeping warm.

We stopped by the Red Cross and spoke to Executive Director Marlene Henderson, who told us space heaters are something to be especially careful with when the weather makes a chilly turn.

"The one thing you have to remember with--you know some of the space heaters that are out now, the little electric heaters, don't put them on the floor,...

December 15, 2014 - 5:07pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Red Cross looks to help people in many different ways, but blood donations are a big part of its mission.

Unfortunately, during the holiday season, the Red Cross sees a decline in the amount of donations it receives. So, Marlene Henderson, who is the Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Chapter, is asking for your help.

"We definitely encourage everyone to come out whenever," Henderson said. "You can donate every 56 days and give a unit of blood and help...

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