Stories tagged with: Marlene Henderson

June 18, 2015 - 5:40pm
10 weeks 6 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 - 7:30pm
18 weeks 6 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 - 4:31pm
27 weeks 1 day 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 - 4:38pm
27 weeks 2 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 - 5:25pm
34 weeks 2 days 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 - 6:07pm
37 weeks 2 days 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...

September 25, 2014 - 2:20pm
48 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is preparing for its 9th annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast.

It will be held on November 7th at North Terrace Church of Christ. The breakfast gives the community a chance to recognize those who have made a difference. Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, Marlene Henderson says there are several categories of heroes that will be acknowledged.

"We have several categories, we have everything from the teacher that made a difference...

July 14, 2014 - 5:07pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the American Red Cross now has a new home.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson said they officially moved out of the old two story location downtown into their new single story location near Norwich on June 26th.

"The building itself was actually donated to us by an anonymous individual," Henderson said. "Then we did a very small capital campaign and were able to get in with the financial help and all the renovations that were...

June 20, 2014 - 3:31pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

Golfers around the Zanesville area headed to Jaycee's Golf Course today to support a very important cause.

The 25th annual Disaster Relief Golf Tournament was held this afternoon. The funds raised went to support the people in the counties served by the local, American Red Cross. Marlene Henderson, Executive Director of the American Red Cross said it is always a fun event for those who partake in it.

"It's always a great time, golfers come out and enjoy this beautiful Jaycee...

June 4, 2014 - 5:28pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of Mariah Swingle.

A couple of weeks ago Swingle was in a life threatening motorcycle accident. As a result she needed several blood transfusions. Her family says through the support of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and faith she is still alive.

" Mariah received six complete blood transfusions and an additional 114 units within the first 24 hours of her fight, so without that her survival may not have...

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