Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

April 23, 2015 - 7:30pm
4 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...

April 22, 2015 - 6:04pm
5 weeks 16 hours ago

A tree that fell onto a house has left at least 4 people displaced Wednesday evening.

The incident happenend around 3:00PM at 149 Galliger Street. We spoke to Rex McManes who has been living at the home for a little over a year now. He was inside when the tree fell, and described to us what it was like.

"I was in and out of a movie I was watching, I turned around and the whole house shook....my sister--our rooms are on the backside and it fell right down the middle. Alright...

December 15, 2014 - 6:07pm
23 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
34 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...

September 3, 2014 - 5:02pm
38 weeks 16 hours ago

September is National Preparedness Month, and the local chapter of the American Red Cross wants to make sure you're taking all the necessary steps to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Martha Staley, Community Disaster Educator with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, said if you don't yet have a disaster plan with your family, now is the time to come up with one.

"Get your family together," Staley said. "Take a half an hour. Talk it out, find out...

July 14, 2014 - 5:07pm
45 weeks 2 days 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...

January 21, 2014 - 5:36pm
1 year 18 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,...

November 29, 2013 - 7:42am
1 year 25 weeks ago

 The Falls Township Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire that left an area family homeless.  It happened just after 1 a.m. at 5150 Tiffany Drive to the home of Keith and Kim LaCrone..  Captain Joe Hunt says the Zanesville and Dresden Fire Departments responded when first reports indicated there were victims trapped inside.  Hunt says when crews arrived on the scene the home was fully involved in flames.  Fire fighters quickly determined there were...

November 5, 2013 - 5:24pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is getting ready for the 8th Annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast. Every year, dozens of people are nominated, but only 13 heroes are chosen. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said the event started as a way to give back to those who do good in the community.

"This is such a feel good breakfast," explained Henderson. "You literally walk out of there, at least I do, walking on air because it is so great to know with everything...

August 9, 2013 - 11:37am
1 year 41 weeks ago

A fire destroys a mobile home in Corning.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said the fire took place at 6101 Congo Road. The structure was totally destroyed. Three adults and three children lived in the home.

The family did have insurance on the structure and its contents.

The Red Cross assisted the family with clothing, food and temporary shelter.

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