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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
The Energy Cooperative in Newark said that the severe winter weather that has included wet snow, sleet, freezing rain and winds has the potential to cause power outages through their service territory.
The Cooperative said it takes about one half an inch of build up of snow and ice to snap tree limbs causing them to fall and bring down power lines.
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said in the event of a power outage you should have a plan in place.
As Hurricane Sandy prepares to hit landfall late Monday our own weather could be affected by this storm.
50 million people from the east coast to the Great Lakes are on guard. The National Weather Service warns people living in low lying areas and along the Lake Erie Shoreline to watch for flooding. Winds with guests up to 65mph are expected across Ohio. These winds could cause power outages.
"We have put all of our shelters on stand-by and a lot of our volunteers on...