Stories tagged with: Red Cross

September 19, 2010 - 6:15pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Area emergency responders are brushing up on their football skills and getting set to take the field in this year's Guns and Hoses Flag Football Game.

The firefighters practiced their play calling Sunday afternoon. They've lost the last two matches and really want to take home the trophy this year.

"We take this real serious. It's time for the hoses to step up to the plate," said Trevor Meek of the Zanesville Fire Department. "We'll make some changes this year....

September 16, 2010 - 10:49pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

The relief effort for the victims continue through the night..

For victim's of the tornado, they had a safe haven at Crooksville High School which was transformed into a relief zone. ***Update***Shelter moved from High School to Crooksville Fire Department****Update

"We felt that it was safe to keep all the people here in the building after that the red cross had contacted me and we decided that we would use this as a spot," says Crooksville Principal, Kasey Coffey...

August 30, 2010 - 5:25pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

While it's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, people are still trying to rebuild their lives and images of the cities they once knew.

An outpouring of local support banded together with people across the country to raise money for basic essentials for those affected.

"All of the grade schools, people that canistered and collected money, it was just incredible. It was an incredible time. When you see people reaching out to other people that...

August 19, 2010 - 6:46pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

With school only weeks away, one local organization is asking children to be safe.

The Muskingum County Red Cross says that following a few safety tips will help keep your child out of harm's way. Officials say many kids are still in summer mode and may forget simple rules.

"They're not being as observant as they should be and we're the big people here so we need to watch out for the little people," said Director of Health and Safety, Julie Davis.

The...

August 13, 2010 - 12:19pm
4 years 40 weeks ago


It's been hard to stay cool with temperatures in the 90's this week and the Red Cross has some tips to help you stay safe in the heat.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Julie Davis said the most important thing for people to do is to drink plenty of water. She said when it's this hot make sure you dress in light colored clothing and stay inside as much as possible.

"If you have to be outside try to limit that. Folks that work outside they need to be able to take frequent...

August 8, 2010 - 6:55pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

The Red Cross is stepping up it's efforts to seek blood donations from the public.

A blood drive was held at the Clarence E. Miller Armory in McConnelsville, where two soldiers say they understood the importance of donating blood.

"You can replenish it, but you know that person in the hospital bed needs it. You stop in give them a little blood, get back in a few days, they get it, it could save their life you know," says Jonathan Taggert, Blood Donor.

While...

July 29, 2010 - 5:17pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is issuing a statement to the public to announce that the CPR technique has not changed despite recent reports.

A study conducted by The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that ventilation is no longer needed with chest compressions for CPR.

Director of Preparedness and Response, Julie Davis said, "for the time being we are teaching CPR compressions with ventilations, what people have seen in the media are based on researches that...

July 26, 2010 - 4:46pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross will be receiving some much-needed funding from two different events this week.

Terra Cotta Vineyards, in New Concord, is holding a Ladies Evening at the Vineyard this Thursday from six to eight p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross.

"We call them our heroes. We work so hard to generate the funds to go into our disaster relief fund, to help our military, and to help train people in the community with CPR and first aide. For people...

July 24, 2010 - 6:09pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

The blood supply is low here in southeastern Ohio and one local Red Cross chapter is stepping up it's efforts to help.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross hosted a blood drive this afternoon before the races tonight at the Muskingum County Speedway.

"Our blood supplies are low for the summer months, we are we have some some blood types are less than a days supply, so yeah, we are serious about collecting blood right now," said Rick Dayton of Red Cross Donor Services....

June 24, 2010 - 6:06pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

As they celebrate their 93rd annual meeting, the Muskingum Valley Red Cross also takes time to acknowledge the time and effort of the man who has led the organization for the past 15 years.

As Dan Hartman prepares for his final days as executive director of the local chapter of the Red Cross, he would like to thank those who have helped make his time there special as well as a success.

"It's our 93rd annual meeting for our Muskingum Valley chapter. Every year we bring...

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