Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Red Cross

June 26, 2010 - 10:34pm
6 years 8 weeks ago

One local organization that's always giving is asking for your help.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross's Disaster Relief Fund is in the red by about $14,000. The staff say while they have handled about the same amount of fires this year as in years past, the number of people in those homes is growing, but the organization is breathing a little sigh of relief tonight.

"It's great when the heroes down here at Terry's step up and say disaster relief is low, let's help you out,...

June 25, 2010 - 3:45pm
6 years 8 weeks ago

The Red Cross will be hitting the town Saturday night and raising money at a local hot spot.

Terry's Tavern is hosting a party that will allow the organization to help local families in the future.

"All the proceeds from half and half tickets and some other things and we're also going to have a door prize there will go toward our disaster relief fund," Marlene Henderson Director of Readiness and Development at the Muskingum Valley Red Cross said.


June 22, 2010 - 11:22am
6 years 9 weeks ago

One person donating blood can save three people's lives. This week you'll have two opportunities to save a life.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is having two blood drives Friday June 25th. Executive Director Dan Hartman said there is a high demand for donors in the summer.

"There's a lot of reasons why there is more need for blood. People are on vacations, their regular schedules are interrupted, and the second big one are schools aren't in session because we get a large...

June 5, 2010 - 8:57pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

A Zanesville family is homeless after an early morning fire.

Falls Township Fire Department responded to the incident at 325 Grandview Road.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire started in the kitchen, causing the home to suffer major smoke damage.

It is helping the homeowners, Travis and Sherri Miller, pay for food. They will be staying with friends and relatives.

May 31, 2010 - 5:24pm
6 years 12 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
6 years 12 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
6 years 16 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
6 years 21 weeks 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
6 years 23 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
6 years 25 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...

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