Stories tagged with: Red Cross

July 5, 2016 - 4:57pm
20 hours 4 min ago

NORWICH, Ohio – The flooding in West Virginia has created a large need for volunteers and now the Ohio Buckeye Region of the Red Cross is looking for help.

So far the local chapter has sent 19 people to the Mountaineer State to help but Executive Director Marlene Henderson said they always are in need of more volunteers.

“We are always looking for volunteers and people that are looking to step up and make a difference,” said Henderson. “...

June 29, 2016 - 12:18pm
20 hours 4 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The flash flooding that occurred last week in West Virginia has claimed more than 20 lives and caused thousands of dollars in damages.

The Red Cross has been swift with their response in getting aid to those in need.

"We have many many volunteers on the way down right now," Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson said. "We have our emergency response vehicles on scene. They are driving around the neighborhoods that...

June 22, 2016 - 12:51pm
20 hours 35 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - With the threat of severe weather in Southeast Ohio, the Red Cross is advising area residents to be fully prepared.

Executive Director of the Southeast Ohio Chapter, Marlene Henderson urges locals to keep a three day survival kit in case of an emergency and to have a plan for you and your family.

"The best place to meet in the house if there is strong winds coming and you feel the need to seek shelter the best place of course is the...

February 2, 2016 - 5:06pm
25 weeks 3 days ago

The Red Cross of Southeast Ohio played an important role after a natural gas leak forced an evacuation in Crooksvlle.

It happened Monday just after 8 p.m. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said two Red Cross staff members and several volunteers set up a shelter for more than 50 residents at Crooksville High School. A lot planning goes into an event like that so it goes off without a hitch.

"We have a lot of practice. And we have a lot of wonderful volunteers. We would not...

April 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
1 year 13 weeks 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
49 weeks 3 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
1 year 22 weeks 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
2 years 5 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
2 years 6 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
2 years 8 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...

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