10 Household Items That Could Save Your Life

Necessity is the mother of invention, and MacGyver definitely had the right idea. Joe Mulligan, head of first aid at the British Red Cross, says: “People tend to think they need all sorts of special equipment when someone hurts themselves but there are life-savers hiding in everyone’s home.” When emergencies strike, a little innovation and quick…… Continue reading 10 Household Items That Could Save Your Life

Honoring Exceptional Volunteers

Staff and volunteers gathered at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center last night to honor outstanding volunteers who served the community through the American Red Cross during 2010-2011. Take a look at a special video honoring the 2011 Exceptional Volunteer Service Award recipient Dee Dee English.   Along with Dee Dee the following volunteers were presented with…… Continue reading Honoring Exceptional Volunteers

A busy 24 hours as Red Cross volunteers Assist 32 People

Over the course of one eventful evening, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus sent disaster volunteers to two fires in Columbus, providing assistance to a total of 32 people.   At 6:30am on May 9th, volunteers arrived on the scene of a five-unit apartment building fire on the far west side. Every apartment in the building sustained damaged,…… Continue reading A busy 24 hours as Red Cross volunteers Assist 32 People

Water Safety Training Gains Importance During Summer

Nearly one-third of Americans lack strong swimming skills – and as summer begins to blanket us in a heat wave, many will turn to water activities to escape. If you’re following me here, this means that hundreds of people with less-than-stellar swimming skills will end up in, on, or near water at some point in the next few…… Continue reading Water Safety Training Gains Importance During Summer

There's a First For Everything

Confession. I’ve worked for the Red Cross 8 months, and I’ve never donated blood before. That is, until today!   I’ve gone around the Columbus community advertising the constant need for blood, listened to stories about the many people in Columbus who have received blood, and even seen that need with my own eyes. The…… Continue reading There's a First For Everything

Need for Strong Swimming Skills Increases as Summer Approaches

Nearly one-third of Americans lack strong swimming skills – and as summer begins to blanket us in a heat wave, many will turn to water activities to escape. If you’re following me here, this means that hundreds of people with less-than-stellar swimming skills will end up in, on, or near water at some point in the next few…… Continue reading Need for Strong Swimming Skills Increases as Summer Approaches