Smoke Alarm Saves Local Resident's Life…Are Yours Working?

At 5:45 a.m., Sunday morning, March 20th I woke to a call from ARC dispatch announcing a fire on the North East side of Columbus. I distinctly remember because it was my birthday. When we arrived, the resident of the damaged apartment was outside wrapped in a blanket, visibly cold and upset. He had come…… Continue reading Smoke Alarm Saves Local Resident's Life…Are Yours Working?

Red Cross Responds to Disasters Across the Globe and Here at Home: Families rely on your support in their darkest hours

  No matter where disaster strikes, your support ensures the Red Cross will be there. On March 11, an 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan. The earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated Japan’s northeast coast. The American Red Cross has contributed $100 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society, providing relief to those left without homes and basic…… Continue reading Red Cross Responds to Disasters Across the Globe and Here at Home: Families rely on your support in their darkest hours

Honoring Local Humanitarian Michael Morris, AEP Chairman and CEO

A tradition that dates back to 1997 continues May 3, 2011 as we honor Michael Morris, chairman and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) as the 15th Humanitarian of the Year. Join us at the May 3rd luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency by purchasing your ticket today! We are honored to have White Castle, Nationwide Insurance and…… Continue reading Honoring Local Humanitarian Michael Morris, AEP Chairman and CEO

When the umbrellas go up, don’t let your guard down

Last week and last weekend was a rough one for people living in the south. A line of severe storms hit the area destroying homes, closing highways and causing power outages. The Red Cross was there to help those forced from their homes. Stay tuned to the Disaster Online Newsroom for the latest on these…… Continue reading When the umbrellas go up, don’t let your guard down

Japanese Red Cross President Konoe

  On 11 March, a massive earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, struck Japan’s north-east coast. Then came the tsunami. I felt strong tremors and watched the first television pictures of the remorseless wave breaching our coastal defences and sweeping ships, cars and burning houses across the land. When I reached the disaster area,…… Continue reading Japanese Red Cross President Konoe

Sending National Volunteer Week Off In Style!

At the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus we have more than 1,000 volunteers who are in the community everyday driving seniors to medical appointments, briefing military members on the services Red Cross provides to them and their families, teaching lifesaving CPR and First Aid classes and helping families recover following home fires and other disasters. They…… Continue reading Sending National Volunteer Week Off In Style!