Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley American Red Cross

October 26, 2012 - 10:20am
2 years 49 weeks ago

The death toll mounts as Hurricane Sandy hits the Bahamas, Caribbean and Jamaica.

The storm has knocked out power, flooded roads and downed trees. It's also put the Red Cross on alert.

The organization has opened shelters in the wake of the hurricane. It's also affecting our local Red Cross, who's on stand-by for deployment.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson said that the Red Cross has placed all of the emergency response vehicles on stand-by so they can be deployed...

August 24, 2012 - 4:32pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to hit Florida soon as a hurricane and the National Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.

That includes deploying people from local chapters across the United States. One person from the Muskingum Valley Chapter, Jodi Billingsly left Friday.

"We are sending hundreds of Red Cross volunteers, trained volunteers down there to help out if needed. We're preparing to set up shelters if needed, we're also sending our emergency response...

August 17, 2012 - 5:57pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

A farm animal helped raise money for a local charity.

North Valley Bank on Maysville Pike held its first Kiss the Pig contest and Friday the votes were tallied and one lucky employee was chosen to kiss the baby pig.

"We were trying to do an event inside the bank to help raise money and give back to the community during fair week so we had some donations for different charities and our biggest event was a Kiss the Pig contest that we wanted to raise funds for the American Red...

July 24, 2012 - 3:54pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeve and help save a life.

Due to 50,000 fewer donations last month, the American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels. Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson is asking people to step up and donate blood.

"There's about half the blood supply that we need on the shelves. Booking the Blood Drives in the next couple months is going to be very important, we need to have as many people...

July 3, 2012 - 12:31pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

The "Romney for President" Campaign bus made a stop in Zanesville Tuesday, delivering supplies to relieve those still suffering from Friday's devastating storm.

The bus was unloaded at the Muskingum Valley Red Cross in downtown Zanesville. Non-perishable food items, some basic necessities, and 56 cases of water were given to help those who are still without power.

"So many people are in such a bad position with the weather, and losing all that power...

June 19, 2012 - 4:04pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is urging the public to be prepared for the summer heat.

With temperatures expected to be in the 90s this week, the agency is reminding people to take extra precautions to avoid falling victim to the heat and humidity.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson said it's best to keep a close eye on those who are susceptible to heat-related ailments.

"Any time it gets this hot and the humidity is this high, the elderly...

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