Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

December 21, 2010 - 7:51pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Area volunteers are being thanked for their service.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hosted a luncheon for all of its volunteers on Tuesday.

"It's our way of sharing our blessings for just good work and very very dedicated and passionate people," said Executive Director Marlene Henderson.

Henderson said the Red Cross would be nothing without its volunteers. She said they help in so many different ways and they are always looking for new recruits.

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December 16, 2010 - 7:11pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has a new leader at its helm.

Marlene Henderson officially took over the position Thursday and says she is ready to continue the mission of the Red Cross along with some of her own ideas.

"A lot of new fundraising ideas, able to recruit some new volunteers and some new donors and just really keeping the mission out," says Henderson.

Chapter chair Susan McCollister says she is confident Henderson will be able to handle the position...

December 3, 2010 - 12:11pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

We may only be seeing light snow showers this weekend, but it won't be too long before heavier snow storms head our way.

When preparing for weather the Red Cross takes a proactive approach to be prepared for any emergency. The Red Cross said the biggest mistake people make is not keeping an eye on the weather.

"They all rush out to the stores so they can get food, salt and shovels, but the big thing is that people don't pay attention to the weather reports and it's that time...

November 29, 2010 - 12:21pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The new year brings changes to both the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and Christ's Table.

Executive Director of Christ's Table Gretchen Sayre announced her retirement from the organization Monday morning. Sayre served on Christ's Tables board from 1986 to 1993, when she took then over as executive director. She said while she knows it's time to turn over the reigns they'll be things she misses.

"The people. The people," said Sayre. "The guests that come in. I don...

November 19, 2010 - 3:23pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

A devastating scene on Sunset Avenue Friday morning at the home of Jon and Lisa Cronin is destroyed by fire.

Zanesville Fire Department received the call of a structure fire at 1016 Sunset Avenue around 9. Living in the home with the couple were four children ages 21-16 years old. Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the fire was caused by an air mattress in the living room of the home being pushed into a gas log fireplace by a family pet.

It didn't take long for the fire to reach the attic...

November 12, 2010 - 12:21pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

What does it mean to make a difference in someone's life?

A room full of 300 people found that answer out Friday morning at the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast. 12 special individuals were recognized for their service to the community, and there were even a few tear-jerking moments.

While their stories may have been different, they all shared a similar message.

"We get a living by what we get, but we get a life by what we give. We hope...

November 8, 2010 - 7:00pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Fires are on the rise across the area, but the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says that's to be expected. It happens every year because people forget to take precautionary measures before heating their homes.

The staff offer the following guidelines: call a technician to look at your furnice-and if you can't do that at least replace the filter-clean the chimney before your use it, and make sure alternative heating sources aren't plugged into extension cords.

"That's where the...

October 18, 2010 - 11:07am
4 years 25 weeks ago


The American Heart Association is changing the way we do CPR.

The small change is going to make a big difference. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross Director of Preparedness and Response Julie Davis said mouth to mouth ventilations will be eliminated from the new CPR training standards for people who witness situations where the patient is not breathing and does not have a pulse. This is called bystander CPR.

"We are eliminating the use of doing ventilations or...

October 13, 2010 - 5:26pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

The Red Cross wants to say 'thank you' to all past, present, and future military members and their families.

Saturday, October 16, the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is inviting military members and their families to the Zanesville Municipal Airport Hangar for the third-annual Military Family Fest.

"It's a one-stop shop. We bring all the different resources in our area. Right now we're up to 43 exhibits that they can come in and talk to reserve people and also they can meet...

October 9, 2010 - 10:36pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Local law enforcement officials face off against area firefighters in the ultimate show down for bragging rights.

The annual Guns and Hoses Flag Football Game was held at the Maysville High School Football Stadium Saturday night. The victors were the Guns for the third year in a row with a score of 28-2. It's an event that both teams practiced for weeks in advance in hopes of taking home the trophy.

"Lots of guys played high school football. We've got a couple guys who...

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