We sometimes hear about CPR being mentioned in the media. For example, the famous TV show, “The Office,” had its characters go through a CPR training class in one of the episodes that was full of jokes and memorable quotes. Despite the lighthearted manner with which CPR may be portrayed in popular media, it holds…… Continue reading Save A Life With Hands-Only CPR!
Debbie Horn has learned what’s important when you’re deployed to a disaster: enough clothes for a couple of weeks, fellow volunteers, and gratitude. During her most recent deployment, to help those in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Michael, she worked on a Red Cross food truck. These trucks, staffed with two or three Red Cross…… Continue reading Help Comes From Ohio With Red Cross Volunteer
The fire started on a frigid January day with a spark in the chimney, leaving a gap to the outside and the home temporarily unlivable. Paul King and Mariah Bazile, disaster service workers with the American Red Cross, were there to make a tough situation easier. They listened. They offered blankets and clean-up kits, financial…… Continue reading Two Easy Steps To Preventing Home Fires
Hurricane Florence has passed and the rain and wind have stopped. After making landfall on September 14th, Florence broke tropical storm records by producing more than 20 inches of rainfall in South Carolina and 35 inches in North Carolina. Preliminary information suggests that 8,000 to 10,000 homes were destroyed or suffered major damage due to…… Continue reading Red Cross Helps Short- and Long-Term Disaster Recovery
The number of home fires increases during the winter. There are more home fires during the winter than at other times of the year, and the ways we heat our homes have a lot to do with that. We may use a fireplace, a space heater, or a wood-burning stove; each is a potential fire…… Continue reading Red Cross Tips For Safe Home Heating
In the face of storms and disasters, the American Red Cross logo provides a feeling of security and hope. It all becomes possible with the help of ordinary people who volunteer their time in order to achieve extraordinary things. Red Cross volunteers across the globe are working to make a difference, and local volunteer Steven…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteer Steven Sicilian
Volunteers and financial donors have responded generously to help people affected by Florence. Florence has created another need that requires equally generous donors: the need for blood and platelets. More than 170 American Red Cross blood drives had to be cancelled in the areas Florence affected. As a result, more than 4600 platelet and blood…… Continue reading Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence