Stories tagged with: Relief

September 22, 2010 - 3:29pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has six open cases its dealing with as a result of last Thursday's tornadoes, which is affecting 14 people.

Staff members say the event came as quite a shock.

"We've had very high winds before in September, and really, that's what I thought we were gearing up for last Thursday, but usually actual tornadoes don't happen in September. It's almost unheard of. We always think of spring. That's kind of that spring-storm-tornado season," says...

July 7, 2010 - 5:37pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

The Salvation Army's shelter in Zanesville is at capacity.

Staff say the numbers of people coming through their doors have really gone up because of the heat.

"We have 35 beds, but we can go to an overflow of 50. If we have to, we will open up the gym or the recreation room and put some cots in there. (We'll) do what we have to do, " says Captain Ralph Campbell.

Some people are coming in because they don't have air conditioning in their homes, but most of them are...

January 18, 2010 - 3:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago

For those who do want to donate to the effort in Haiti, relief organizers say they really need only one thing right now.

Captain Ralph Campbell of the Salvation Army in Zanesville said, although clothes and other items will be needed, right now money is the best way to help.

"The first week or so is assessing the needs and seeing what is needed," he said. "There is no sense in us saying please send in clothes, please send us food, because we don't really know...

December 29, 2009 - 5:46pm
5 years 9 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...

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