Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

May 31, 2010 - 5:24pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

More than 50 people are receiving a special gift on this Memorial Day while helping save a life.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross was offering a free ticket to King's Island for the first 56 people who signed up to give blood.

Volunteers say it's a great way to get people to come out on a day when blood donation levels are typically low.

The blood drive was held at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Military Road in Zanesville.

May 27, 2010 - 2:58pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

The Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is announcing his retirement. Dan Hartman has been working with the organization for 15 years, and his last day is slated for June 30th.

"I think after everything I've been through and the family, I think it's time to retire. I'm looking forward to it, " says Hartman.

Hartman is referring to the heart surgery he had back in January that he says saved his life.

The Board of Directors accepted his retirement...

May 3, 2010 - 5:48pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

Women will have the chance to bid on more than 100 purses with incentives at next Saturday's Power of the Purse Auction.

It's the fifth year the Muskingum Valley Red Cross has put on the auction, where participants get to enjoy a gourmet meal and wine while spending some money.

"It's really becoming like the premiere ladies event in Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties. It's awesome, so much fun. It really is a gathering of friends too, " says Marlene Henderson of the...

March 26, 2010 - 3:09pm
5 years 5 days ago

Zanesville residents were seeing red Friday.

To raise awareness for the American Red Cross, the Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation encouraged all residents to wear red Friday. Special "Red Day 2010" t-shirts were also sold to raise money for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and got a great response from local banks.

"We did a battle of the banks and got several local banks involved and Century was our top sales and they sold 132 shirts at all their...

March 13, 2010 - 2:52pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

Locals woke up early this morning for a tasty breakfast to help the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

For only $5 at Applebees on Maple Avenue Saturday, residents enjoyed all you can eat pancakes with all the profits going to help the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

"It goes right to our disaster relief fun.  With the flooding and everything that we think may be imminent and Morgan County and Muskingum County, we never know and of course our house fires, we have to...

February 27, 2010 - 10:14pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

It is the second earthquake the world has witnessed in two months. An 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile early this morning.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says anytime you encounter a natural disaster, like this one, it devastates a country, but Readiness and Development Manager, Keely Warden, says the results will be different than the one that struck Haiti.

"I don't think we're going to see that bad. It's a little bit better built area. People are prepared for the...

February 24, 2010 - 4:09pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

It can happen anywhere and to anyone, but would you know what to do in someone's heart stopped beating or if that person stopped breathing?

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says everyone should know how to perform CPR, even if they can't physically do it.

"CPR isn't just you take it one time and it's good forever. You need to renew it every year. It's a very easy thing to do. People are embarrassed about having to get down on the floor and beat up on a mannequin, but it...

February 22, 2010 - 6:18pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

Warmer temperatures are causing icicles to melt and fall off homes, but that can cause even more problems for homeowners if they fall near a gas line.

"If one comes down and you hear any kind of hissing noise, blowing noise, or, of course, if you smell gas, make sure you open a window, get out of the house, go to a neighbor, directly call 911, and then call the gas company, " says Keely Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Warden says opening a window will...

February 8, 2010 - 1:03pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

People are still without power and another winter storm is moving in Tuesday and Wednesday. The Red Cross  want you to be prepared if you lose your power.

Julie Davis from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross tells us how to prepare for a power outage in a snow storm.

"If you have elderly neighbors or people with younger kids you need to make sure they are okay. The problem is, is it going to be safe to try and get out," Davis said.

That's why you need to...

February 1, 2010 - 6:22pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says it has responded to 39 local fires since July 1st of last year, and 25 people have suffered from eight fires in January alone.

Readiness and Development Coordinator, Keely Warden, says that number rivals the halfway mark of fires the organization dealt with this time last year.

"We are ahead of the pace, and we are a little bit worried about where we are going, " says Warden.

The Red Cross' Disaster Relief Fund is in the red too...

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