Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

July 22, 2011 - 5:33pm
3 years 49 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
4 years 6 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 22 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...

December 21, 2010 - 7:51pm
4 years 25 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 28 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 30 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 31 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 32 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 33 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 34 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...

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