Yesterday I took a ride with Cyrana Gallay, an intern in her first day on the job and Nicole Erwin, an AmeriCorps member working in our Emergency Services department. We were headed to the west side of Columbus to deliver an international family tracing message to a Somali woman. Her brother, living in a refugee camp…… Continue reading Did you know we deliver international family tracing messages?
Even around the globe in Balad, Iraq military members are helping us celebrate March is Red Cross Month. Click here to watch a video of the celebration. Did you know that here in greater Columbus military families turn to the Red Cross to pass along emergency messages to loved ones serving away from home everyday? Since July…… Continue reading Military Members in Iraq Celebrate Red Cross Month
Please forgive our blogging absence last week. All eyes were turned to honoring the 2010 Fayette County Hometown Heroes seen here. Our Red Cross here in Columbus supports three outlying Red Cross chapters including the American Red Cross in Fayette County, just down I-71 South. Last week they held their 5th annual Hometown Heroes event. Over…… Continue reading Hometown Heroes Honored
My pet parent is Red Cross Ready now! After taking the American Red Cross Pet First Aid class, my pet parent is better informed about pet emergencies. In class they learned about what pet parents can do in the event of an emergency until they can get to a veterinarian. They practiced bandaging an animal’s…… Continue reading Cricket's Yips 'N Tips
Do you love sketch comedy? Do you constantly repeat the jokes of Saturday Night Live? On Thursday, March 25 the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus has teamed up with Shadowbox for a night of fun and fundraising. Come out and enjoy Shadowbox Cabaret’s opening night of Spring Fling. This is a great opportunity to…… Continue reading Sketch Comedy Supports Red Cross
Spring is approaching and with it, tornado season, typically April through July, however, tornados can happen any time. Get prepared by ensuring there is a radio in your disaster kit that can be tuned to weather broadcasts in the event of an emergency. Your kit should also have some fun stuff in it, so if…… Continue reading Spring Tornado Tips
American National Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern traveled to Haiti recently. She what she has to say in this video update: Click here for the Red Cross’ Two Month Progress Report.