Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley American Red Cross

December 29, 2015 - 7:04pm
30 weeks 1 day ago

Christmas is over. But you can still give someone a gift. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.

Tuesday Muskingum Valley Red Cross held a blood drive at Secrest Auditorium.

"It's very helpful for us to have these special blood drives right after the holidays. To help increase our blood inventory because, it kind of falls off right around the holidays. People get so busy with all the baking, shopping, wrapping that has to happen. And blood donations...

December 28, 2015 - 5:04pm
30 weeks 2 days ago

WHIZ is teaming up with one local organization to help save lives.

The Red Cross and WHIZ are holding a blood drive at Secrest Auditorium Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m until 2:30 p.m. We spoke to the Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, Marlene Henderson to find out more.

It's actually our media drive which WHIZ sponsors for us and we appreciate it so much. If you need to make an appointment you need to call the 1-800 Red Cross number, there are still...

June 2, 2015 - 4:07pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

It's been one year since the tragic motorcycle accident that seriously injured local woman Mariah Swingle. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is holding it's second annual blood drive in her honor.

Following her accident, Swingle received 25 units of blood, so her family wanted to hold a blood drive as a way to give back to those who helped save her life.

With the success of last years drive, Richard Dayton of the American Red Cross said they were eager to do it again.

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March 24, 2014 - 1:10pm
2 years 18 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...

June 28, 2013 - 4:43pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

Community members came out to Jaycee's Golf Course on Friday despite the rainy weather to golf for a good cause.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 24th Annual Golf Outing to provide relief for victims of disaster.

"We have about 80 fires a year in the five counties that we serve and it takes about $1,000 dollars funding per family to help with food and shelter for a fire," said Troy Alford, Development Director of Muskingum Valley Red Cross...

June 11, 2013 - 6:28pm
3 years 6 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...

March 25, 2013 - 5:29pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

It has been a busy year for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross when it comes to fires. This weekend alone there were three including a small apartment complex in Cambridge.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson says there have been 62 fires since July; 10 in march alone. Last year there were 65 fires for the year. This increase has left the Red Cross in need of additional funding and donations.

"This is absolutely free for all the fire families, we don't ask for anything in...

March 1, 2013 - 12:24pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hopes to be in their new home by September.

The organization is kicking off their capital campaign to raise the last funds renovate and move to their new chapter house in Norwich. The need for a building became great after the addition of Guernsey and Noble counties to their coverage area.

"I really felt that the building was laid in our hands and said take it and grow because it was like all the pieces fell into place with Guernsey and Noble...

December 26, 2012 - 2:51pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

A major blood drive planned for Thursday will go on as planned for now.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said the only way the blood drive at Secrest will be canceled is if we reach a level three snow emergency.

The drive comes at a critical point in the year.

"This time of year we see an increase in the need. With every donation you have the ability to save three lives," said Support Specialist Susan Hoskinson.

The event is by appointment or walk-in. If you'...

November 19, 2012 - 5:25am
3 years 36 weeks ago

A family's home is damaged by fire late Sunday night.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross said they were called to assist Karen Emanuel at her home at 2556 Bell Street in Zanesville. The fire was reported around 11p.m.

The Red Cross is assisting her family by providing food, clothing and temporary shelter.

No details on the fire are known at this time. We'll bring you more as it becomes available.

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