Stories tagged with: Red Cross

April 8, 2010 - 8:09pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross wants you to get into a good habit. The 56 day habit to be exact.

Every 56 days a person can donate blood. With the rough winter not many people were able to make it out to donate, but the Muskingum Valley Red Cross hopes that is about to change.

"People couldn't get out and give, but now that spring is here, we want to encourage everyone to get back into one of those 56 day schedules so you are being reminded to come down every 56 days...

March 29, 2010 - 5:51pm
4 years 52 weeks ago

There are a number of local families who are homeless and trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after fires have destroyed their homes.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has dealt with four blazes just in the past week.

"It does seem like they come in rashes. It couldn't be at a more horrible time of year for us. Our disaster relief fund is low, and the fires just keep increasing, " says Keely Warden of the Red Cross.

Warden says a number of those fires were...

March 12, 2010 - 12:21pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

The American Red Cross and Applebee's are teaming up to put on an all you can eat breakfast.

Saturday morning you can enjoy unlimited pancakes at the Applebee's on maple avenue for just $5.00 and it's all to support the Red Cross.

"It's a way for people to come out and help out the red cross with our disaster relief funds. As you know, we've had several fires throughout the year, I think we're up to 140 people that we've helped this year," Kelly Greene from...

March 1, 2010 - 6:52pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

The American Red Cross still hasn't set up a fund for Chile after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake it experienced Saturday.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says that's because the country already has 40 branches of the Chilean Red Cross located in that area, and those 40 branches already have supplies and volunteers readily available.

Right now, the country is focusing on search and rescue.

"They will find more people. The people that they find, I'm sure it's going to be...

March 1, 2010 - 5:54pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

Area students are banding together to show their support for the Red Cross.

Students are selling Red Day t-shirts across Muskingum County to support the organization.

"This is the Second Annual Red Day for the Red Cross," said Rosecrans Senior Olivia Durant, who is organizing the sale. "We did it last year and we raised a little over $1,700 and all that money went directly to our local chapter."

On March 26 the group is asking those...

February 6, 2010 - 4:30pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

For those without power and heat, these cold temperatures can be a health hazard.

So the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Emergency Management Agency teamed up to open a comfort station at the Salvation Army on Putnam Avenue. The comfort station is open to anyone in the public needing food or a warm place to stay.

"Just whatever they need you know we will try to provide for them whatever we can. We will have the blankets for them, if they need to take blankets then we can...

February 3, 2010 - 4:28pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

The American Red Cross is still helping sort through the devastation in Haiti and providing aide to those that lost everything in the earthquake, and the organization says there has been so many people across the country reaching out to help.

"National has been very overwhelmed right now with the amount of money coming in. The texting alone for Haiti from the cell phones went way beyond anybody's expectations on what they were going to raise for that, " says Marlene Henderson...

January 29, 2010 - 12:17pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

It's dangerously cold outside and if you're not careful it could be a health hazard.

Julie Davis from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says when the weather is cold make sure you are bundled up and the kids are too. She says the best way to dress when it's this cold is in layers and to always make sure the kids have warm socks, a hat, gloves, and their coat is zipped up.

"Kids who have to wait on the bus in this kind of weather is scary cause we can bundle our kids up as...

January 25, 2010 - 6:12pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Pictures and video of the devastation from Haiti are affecting each and every one of us.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the outpouring of support and relief from the community has been overwhelming.

However, it is warning people to make sure you know where your money is going because there are some individuals out there trying to profit from this natural disaster.

"Look for a familiar face. If you don't know who's knocking on your door, making that phone call, or...

January 22, 2010 - 6:31pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

A local man who has helped members of the community during the worst times of their life is now in need of the community's prayers and support.

The Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, Dan Hartman, had a heart-triple bypass last Wednesday. Red Cross staff say it was unexpected, but Hartman is now home on the mend.

"I spoke with him earlier this (Friday)  morning and his voice was a little stronger than the last time and and he is, you know, he has got a...

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