Stories tagged with: Red Cross

April 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
18 weeks 22 hours ago

When you hear that sound It means one thing. For the residents of Buckeye Lake Estates the time has come to evacuate their homes and head for safety. Today Licking and Fairfield Counties Emergency Management teams in association with other local law enforcement agencies and the American Red Cross got together to stage an emergency evacuation drill in the hopes of further educating the public and raising awareness when it come to these kind of situations. Emergency Management Director for...

February 26, 2015 - 6:20pm
1 week 6 days ago

Thursday the Red Cross launched its 18 month Project Prepare campaign.

The Red Cross offered compression only CPR classes at the Campus Center on the OUZ/Zane State Campus. This version of CPR is designed to get a first response to maintain someone until emergency responders can arrive on scene.

"They do think that the first initial person on the scene starts something," community disaster educator, Martha Staley said. "We don't want to lose those three or four...

February 24, 2015 - 4:31pm
26 weeks 6 days ago

This is one of the worst times of the year for blood donations. And the red cross needs your help.

Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director, Marlene Henderson, said one unit of blood can save up to three lives.

"If you donate every 56 days please get out there and do so," Henderson said. "Because we can't replace that life saving blood that unit of blood can help save three lives."

The recent storms have also played a role in how many donations the...

June 23, 2014 - 3:10pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is getting a new home.

It's been located on 7th Street in Zanesville since the mid 1940's on Thursday the organization will move into their new building at 7650 East Pike.

"We are finally going to be handicap accessible," said Marlene Henderson, Executive Director. " It's all on one floor. We have more square footage there than what we do here and that's just a few of the many wonderful benefits. "

Other...

June 17, 2014 - 8:44pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

One of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' very best received the Medical Mutual 2014 Outstanding Senior Platinum Volunteer Award for Central Ohio.

Lin Alvendano beat more than 700 other nominees for the title. After retiring from the military with more than 30 years of experience as a combat medic and his career as an administrator for the state, he decided that volunteering was his true passion.

" This is sort of my plan of what I wanted to do when I retired it is sort of...

June 4, 2014 - 5:28pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of Mariah Swingle.

A couple of weeks ago Swingle was in a life threatening motorcycle accident. As a result she needed several blood transfusions. Her family says through the support of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and faith she is still alive.

" Mariah received six complete blood transfusions and an additional 114 units within the first 24 hours of her fight, so without that her survival may not have...

May 17, 2014 - 6:03pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Local women got all dressed up for a special ladies night out. Saturday night was the annual Red Cross Power of the Purse Fundraiser.

This the 9th annual year for the event and more than 400 women showed up to bid on more than 500 new and gently used purses. Some purses were sold in a silent auction while others were displayed in a public sale.

" We have a lot of Coach purses, Michael Kors, there is a little bit of something for everyone," said Marlene...

May 12, 2014 - 4:44pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Between April and May our region has seen an onslaught of rainy weather causing flooding to pop up around town. The Red Cross is urging the public to get and stay prepared in case of an emergency.

Red Cross employees say that everyone should create a natural disaster kit to help them survive a flood. Each kit should cater to your family's specific needs.


"Basic things like a three day supply of water, a gallon per person for each day. Some dehydrated food like granola...

February 12, 2014 - 12:14pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The winter weather continues to impact the United States and could impact your health.

The Red Cross reported that 34 states have been affected by the weather leading to the cancelations of a thousand blood drives from January 2 through Monday.

While that number may not seem like a lot it's left 35,000 donations uncollected.

"That's monumental because the need usually increases in bad weather because of trauma," said Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red...

January 28, 2014 - 11:35am
1 year 30 weeks ago

Many around Southeastern Ohio seek a way to keep warm in these below zero temperatures.

The Salvation Army is serving as a warming shelter for those in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. In the week it's been open a few people have stopped in, including a person who lost power.

"It's heartbreaking to know that's somebody is out in the cold or the electric goes out so that's what we're here for," said Shelter Manager Karen Walker. "That's our purpose to help...

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