Stories tagged with: Red Cross

June 20, 2013 - 3:29pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

Providing necessities for families in need is the goal of an event taking place next week.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is having their 24th Annual Golf Outing in order to provide relief for victims of disaster in Muskingum County and the four surrounding areas. This is one of the organization's most important fundraisers of the year.

"Well we are not a government funded agency the only way do get the money for the services we provide is through the...

May 21, 2013 - 3:58pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

At least 24 people are confirmed dead and more than 200 people have been treated for their injuries following Monday's devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross is accepting cash, check and credit card donations to help those in need.

"As of right now, we will be accepting monetary donations only. We have six shelters set up and with the monetary donations that enables us to go out and provide them with food and water and those kind of...

April 5, 2013 - 4:00pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

The Red Cross and AmeriCorps advise families to make a disaster plan, choose an out-of-town contact and come up with escape routes and safe places to meet in case an emergency happens.

"We go out to speak at different groups. Anybody that will have us speak. I've done a lot of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, trying to educate people in the community on how to be prepared in the event of a disaster," said Martha Stanley, Community Disaster Educator for AmeriCorps and The Red...

October 29, 2012 - 9:36am
3 years 4 weeks ago

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to hit landfall late Monday our own weather could be affected by this storm.

50 million people from the east coast to the Great Lakes are on guard. The National Weather Service warns people living in low lying areas and along the Lake Erie Shoreline to watch for flooding. Winds with guests up to 65mph are expected across Ohio.  These winds could cause power outages.

"We have put all of our shelters on stand-by and a lot of our volunteers on...

July 12, 2012 - 5:13pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

McDonald's held a grand re-opening of one of its' Zanesville restaurants Thursday night.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at the Maple Avenue location included Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton and other local officials.

This is the third restaurant out of four in Zanesville that is being remodeled at a cost of $1.5 million as part of a national program.

"We totally re-vamped the lobby, updated it and modernized it. Updated the restroom and a new service experience at the front...

June 7, 2012 - 4:23pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is looking for more teams to participate in its annual golf outing.

Development Director Troy Alford said this is the 23rd year for the Disaster Relief Golf Outing.

"Every year everyone really enjoys coming to this because it gets them out on the course, and it's for a great cause," said Alford.  "They know just by being there and having fun, they're also helping people in the community."

Alford said...

February 29, 2012 - 5:15pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

The thunderstorm related power outages Wednesday morning caused problems for some people in the area. So what's the best way to prepare for the next weather event.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has a checklist of things to do before an incident occurs. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said that food is always a big concern, and after a couple hours without power, make sure you keep the refrigerator door closed.

"Anything longer than that, you might want to get a cooler...

February 22, 2012 - 5:46pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross which is expert in helping people who have suffered in a disaster – now has a problem of its own. Executive Director Marlene Henderson says someone stole one of their unmarked disaster trailers. She says it happened sometime between 1:15 p.m. and 3:13 p.m. Wednesday. The trailer was full of military items, such as American and P.O.W. flags, and a table setting used for military-related events. Henderson says all of the items stolen were given as donations...

February 9, 2012 - 6:31pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

A blast of winter weather is heading our way as temperatures dip below the freezing mark.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is advising residents to take precautions when it comes to alternative heating sources.

"One of the things is with alternative heat sources, especially wood burners, have your chimney cleaned and inspected to make sure that you're not going to have a chimney fire," said Executive Director Marlene Henderson.  "Keep all combustibles at...

January 19, 2012 - 5:13pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

It's finally starting to feel like winter, and as more snow comes our way, it's important to take the necessary precautions.

Red Cross Support Specialist Susan Hoskinson said she advises everyone to stay up-to-date with the weather forecast and follow any emergency protocol issued by officials.  She said space heaters are a big concern, because people are starting to bring them out of storage.

"You want to make sure if you have to use a space heater that it's plugged...

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