Stories tagged with: Red Cross

January 22, 2010 - 6:31pm
5 years 14 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...

January 13, 2010 - 5:37pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

The American Red Cross is busy organizing relief response to Haiti.

The Red Cross has donated $1 million for relief efforts and they have sent disaster management specialists to the country to aide the 15 Red Cross workers that are stationed in Haiti year-round.

They've also shipped supplies including tarps, mosquito nets and cooking sets.

"We also have a warehouse, the closest warehouse is in Panama and that warehouse was ready to ship out the needed...

January 10, 2010 - 8:09pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is assisting a family of four in Perry County, whose home was damaged by fire.

It happened yesterday at 8601 Prospect Street in New Straitsville.

John Dillon, Rochell Delong, and their two children-ages nine and six-were able to make it out of the home safely, but the fire caused smoke damage throughout the home.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

This is the fourth fire since the start of the new year that the Red...

January 8, 2010 - 12:08pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

Cold weather made for what Corning Fire crews call extremely icy conditions as they battled a fire in the Village Friday morning.

The fire at the home of the Murphy's at 13966 Waterworks Road broke out around 4am. Living in the home were 50-year-old Amy, 82-year-old Dorothy, 54-year-old Theresa, 23-year-old  Laci and 2-year-old Caiden Murphy.

The home is considered a total loss and the family has no insurance.

Fire officials say the family got out safely. Corning crews...

January 7, 2010 - 8:59pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

The cold temperatures have dropped blood donations, but one group is stepping up to help.

It seems as though the younger generation is more willing to get in that chair and to help stock that supply.

"We try to get them at least 2 or 3 times every school year into every high school if possible, only because they're there. They're a captive audience, and it usually works out very well," says Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director, Dan Hartman.

Hartman says...

January 7, 2010 - 12:02pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

A Junction City man is left without a home after a fire Wednesday night. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire broke out in the home of Roger Gleason at 105 East Front Street around 9:30. Junction City fire officials say the home is a complete loss. The Red Cross is assisting with funds to go go shopping for clothes and food and he will be staying with friends. Gleason has no insurance.

January 5, 2010 - 6:03pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

The snow and cold temperatures during winter have most people bottled up in their homes, and that's affecting blood donations.

Only about five percent of the population is taking part in blood drives. So, the American Red Cross has deemed it National Blood Donation month to help keep supplies going and save a life, and there's one blood type that's needed above the rest right now.

"O negative is probably the one blood type that if we held a chance to just collect that, we...

December 29, 2009 - 6:46pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Relief Fund is still down by about 30 percent, but Executive Director, Dan Hartman, says it's not affecting the way his staff helps families.

"In the last few weeks, we've had seven fires, seven families we've helped with a total of 30 family members. Is that up a little bit, yeah, " says Hartman.

Hartman says the worst of the fire season is still to come, which lasts through March. He says these losses though have been more difficult on...

December 22, 2009 - 1:05pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

It's cold and now that winter is here you can bet most people's furnace are working a bit harder.

You need to be aware especially this time of year that your furnace can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

"The most important thing to know about carbon monoxide is you don't know that it's affecting you. It's colorless odorless and tasteless," Julie Davis from the Red Cross said.

So the biggest problem is people don't know they are breathing it. A sign of carbon...

December 15, 2009 - 6:24pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

The holidays are a time for joy and good cheer and the Red Cross wants to help you keep it that way.

The organization is offering tips to stay safe this holiday season with their Twelve Days of Holiday Safety Program.

"If you're getting the sleigh hooked up and going to grandma's house, make sre you have a full tank of gas," said Dan Hartman of the Red Cross. "Make sure everyone's buckled up. Make sure you have a disaster kit and blankets because sometimes its a...

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