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
If you are affected by flooding or other disasters, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for help. While Florence is making up her mind about what kind of weather to bring to Ohio, there are strategies we can all keep in mind to keep ourselves safe when floods or other severe weather threatens. Track… Continue reading Stay Safe In The Face Of Florence!
For over 130 years the American Red Cross has been serving those who serve our nation. Through the Services to the Armed Forces (SAF), the Red Cross is able to provide emergency communication services and support to military and veteran families all across the country and around the world. After only four months working with…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteers Support the Military And Their Families
Ziggy (left) and Gizmo (right) We’ve all heard the saying, “If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail!” at some point, usually in the context of work or school. Have you thought about it at home? I prepare grocery lists, meals, and any number of other tasks to keep my home life functioning smoothly, but…… Continue reading Prepare Your Home For Emergencies!