Stories tagged with: Marlene Henderson

June 4, 2014 - 4:28pm
1 year 24 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...

May 17, 2014 - 5:03pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

Local women got all dressed up for a special ladies night out. Saturday night was the annual Red Cross Power of the Purse Fundraiser.

This the 9th annual year for the event and more than 400 women showed up to bid on more than 500 new and gently used purses. Some purses were sold in a silent auction while others were displayed in a public sale.

" We have a lot of Coach purses, Michael Kors, there is a little bit of something for everyone," said Marlene...

March 24, 2014 - 12:10pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for new volunteers.

Volunteers with the Red Cross make up 94% of the work force. In order to spread the word on the countless opportunities available, the Red Cross will be holding a meeting at their building on 7th street Tuesday night, March 25th.

"We are having an information only meeting for anyone who would like to become a volunteer to come to the office. We're going to be going over all the...

February 12, 2014 - 11:14am
1 year 40 weeks ago

The winter weather continues to impact the United States and could impact your health.

The Red Cross reported that 34 states have been affected by the weather leading to the cancelations of a thousand blood drives from January 2 through Monday.

While that number may not seem like a lot it's left 35,000 donations uncollected.

"That's monumental because the need usually increases in bad weather because of trauma," said Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red...

January 29, 2014 - 2:13pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

Almost half the population of the Village of Crooksville is without heat.

With around 1,000 Crooksville residents without natural gas service, Crooksville Mayor Darrell Lantz declared the village under a state of emergency. Crooksville Fire Chief Ralph Hill says the department was notified of the outage around 7:30 Wednesday morning. 

"We had hundreds of calls saying their gas was out. So we internally contacted Columbia Gas and the corporate office contacted...

January 21, 2014 - 4:36pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

The Red Cross is urging everyone to prepare for the dangerously low temperatures this week.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Chapter, Marlene Henderson, suggests keeping a three day supply of food and water for your family in case of a power outage, make sure you have flashlights and a radio handy,  and as always, when it comes to bitter cold temperatures, dress in layers and bundle up.

"We've seen a lot of things happen the last several weeks,...

September 18, 2013 - 7:29pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

The Red Cross is calling out to the community to aid them in supporting the victims of flooding in Colorado.

So far the Red Cross has set up 14 shelters in the area, it has sent more than 20 response vehicles and at least 500 volunteers to the scene. some local residents have already got involved in the reconstruction process.

"We actually have three deployed from right around this area, said Executive Director, Marlene Henderson. We have someone from Athens county,...

September 9, 2013 - 3:29pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Do you know someone who is selfless, courageous and inspires the lives of others? If so you can nominate that person to become a Hometown Hero.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is gearing up for their 8th annual Hometown Hero Breakfast and Ceremony and they need more nominations. There are 13 categories of heroes that will be recognized during the event.

"We also have healthcare heroes ,we have an education hero, for the teachers out in the community...

June 11, 2013 - 5:28pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

The threat for severe weather is real this week in our area and the key to dealing with power outages and other issues is being prepared.

One simple way to do this is, to create a disaster kit for every member of your family, filled with essential tools to last through any problems. Flashlights, ponchos, first aid kits, and enough water to last for three days is a good start.

"If you have a room that you know you should go to in case of a severe storm, in case of tornado...

May 22, 2013 - 3:11pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma reminds everyone of the need to have a plan when severe weather strikes.The Red Cross can help.

Muskingum Valley Executive Director, Marlene Henderson says technology is making it easier to stay connected during dangerous weather. Their new cell phone apps are one way the Red Cross is reaching out.

"It will give you warnings when there's approaching severe weather, especially tornados and once something would happen in this area it would...

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