Make a bed and make a difference

I love snuggling into a fresh made bed before I go to sleep every night. It’s one of the most relaxing moments in this crazy full-time working mom’s day. While the rest of my family may not share my appreciation for a nicely made bed (naturally they prefer not to make beds and are willing to sleep on them in…… Continue reading Make a bed and make a difference

Red Cross volunteer shares experience from the front lines

Friday Sept. 17th  I was in Athens, Ohio (The Plains) doing damage assessments after tornadoes devastated the area. As we were walking down the street, we were approached by a man who asked if we could check on an elderly neighbor (she was 89 yrs. young). He said that he had checked on her after the…… Continue reading Red Cross volunteer shares experience from the front lines

Red Cross helping families find new places to live following devastating storms

Twenty-six year-old Amanda Knopp, of The Plains, wasn’t aware that she and her husband of less than a year could get financial assistance until she spoke with a Red Cross representative at The Plains United Methodist Church Tuesday. “I’m so thankful,” was all she could say as the volunteer explained that with proper verification from…… Continue reading Red Cross helping families find new places to live following devastating storms

Behind the curtain: Meet Kate Powers

We hope you like our new series that introduces you to some of the people who make our work happen. Feel free to posts questions you may have for these staff and volunteers and we will make sure to get you answers!     Meet Kate Powers, Lifeline Account Representative   1. How long have you…… Continue reading Behind the curtain: Meet Kate Powers

Red Cross Relief Getting to Residents in Athens, Meigs and Perry Counties

Food and other supplies are getting to residents by way of a fixed Red Cross feeding site at The Plains United Methodist Church, where more than 2,000 meals have been served since opening, Red Cross emergency response vehicles and even with the help of 4-wheeler.   “Our goal is to make sure everyone who was…… Continue reading Red Cross Relief Getting to Residents in Athens, Meigs and Perry Counties

Are you prepared?

September is National Preparedness Month and as preparedness junkies, we wanted to take a moment to remind you of some great, FREE resources available for you to use at home, at work and even with groups and clubs you may belong to. At Home: Quick, downloadable flyers to share with your family and friends on…… Continue reading Are you prepared?