Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

March 11, 2013 - 5:33pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hoping to move into their new building in Norwich, which was anonymously donated, by September. But they need help from the community. They are creating a "Wall of Heroes" at their new East Pike location where they will be selling white tiles for 250-dollars and red tiles for a thousand dollars to held fund their renovations.

"The red tiles will make up the red cross in the middle of the white wall and with the purchase, you can have a...

December 26, 2012 - 2:36pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

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.

"Make sure you have at...

March 14, 2012 - 5:54pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

A Zanesville boy used his birthday party - To help others in need...

Thirteen-year-old Noah Cornell asked his friends to not bring him any presents for his 13th birthday...But instead asked for money, which in turn, he gave to the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.

"They were, they kept on asking me at school why I would rather have the money than presents and I told them I was going to donate it... They thought it was kind of cool at first, but then they'd...

October 28, 2011 - 11:21am
3 years 21 weeks ago

Citizens of three counties take a place of honor among those making positive contributions to our community.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross honored 24 heroes in thirteen different categories during their annual breakfast. This year's Muskingum County Hero is a foster mother to over fifty children. She encourages others to help children.

"You got to have a lot of love," said Jennifer Miller Muskingum County Hero. "You have to have an awful lot of...

September 23, 2011 - 6:15pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

Volunteers who took part in the Hurricane Irene relief effort are back in Muskingum County.

Weeks after Hurricane Irene devastated the east coast, communities are still cleaning up the mess left behind.

"A lot of people that were in our shelter that had gone home had to come back because they were getting flooded again," said Disaster Action Team member Peggy Joseph.

Joseph is one of three Red Cross volunteers who traveled from Muskingum County to New Jersey, New...

August 2, 2011 - 4:36pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

There's big news for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Guernsey and Noble counties will now be a part of the local chapter which includes Muskingum, Perry,and Morgan counties. The move comes after many chapters across the country and the state have consolidated due to the economy.

"They have realized that they can pull some smaller counties and put them under the same umbrella and one thing we promise is that their service is not going to change," said Muskingum Valley...

July 25, 2011 - 11:24am
3 years 35 weeks ago

This weekend ten bands take the stage to battle it out to see who's the best.

It's part of the American Red Cross' Battle of the Bands event. One hundred percent of the money raised by this weekend's show will go towards the Military Family Fest.

"We have in the past had Department of Defense grants to help with military family fest," explained Emergency Services Director James Applegate. "This year we don't have that so we had to come up with something creative....

July 22, 2011 - 5:33pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping those in need after fires destroy homes this year.

37 fires have taken place in the area since January. The Red Cross said the numbers are average. What they're seeing more of is the people in need of help, since there are more residents in each home.

"It's not unusual to go to see two adults and three children. A lot of times there are four or five adults," said Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson. "With the...

May 23, 2011 - 5:07pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

This weekend many pools around the area will open their doors for the summer season.

According to the Red Cross nearly 90% of families with young children will be in the water at some point this summer, which is why it's important to make sure your child is water ready with swim lessons.

"Kids are curious and don't have a fear of water," explained the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Julie Davis. "That's why we have to have these lesson so they can...

January 26, 2011 - 10:08pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

A Zanesville retirement home is honoring the work and dedication of a well known community leader.

The Apartments at Cedar Hill hosted a small gathering this evening to recognize the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' new Executive Director Marlene Henderson. Several Red Cross members along with community business owners came to the event to welcome her into the Chapter. Cedar Hill Administrator and Red Cross Board Member Rich Stephens says she is a staple to this community and looks forward...

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