Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

November 5, 2013 - 5:24pm
2 years 37 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
2 years 50 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.

April 16, 2013 - 5:51pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

A Crooksville family comes together after a fire destroys their home.

Terry Savage,his daughter,Christy and her three children were forced from their home late last night. Their family rushed over when they heard the news.

Savage's sister, Debbie Miller said "I was just in the kitchen last night to make a snack. I heard on the scanner there was a fire at 5460 Flint Ridge Road. I said oh my god that's my brother so I got here as fast as I can but the house was fully...

March 24, 2013 - 11:00pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

 The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross responds to a house fire that leaves several homeless. 

The first fire took place at 12083 Township Road 323 In Crooksville. The fire took place at the home of Cody Holmes and Chris Dunn and one minor child. 

The Red Cross said the home was considered a total loss. The Red Cross is assisting with funding for clothing, food and temporary housing. 

The second fire took place at an apartment complex at 424...

March 11, 2013 - 5:33pm
3 years 19 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
3 years 30 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
4 years 19 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
4 years 38 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
4 years 43 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
4 years 51 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...

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