Red Cross Issues Tips to Stay Safe this Summer as Temperatures Rise

Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar. “Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events,” said Matt Bertram, CEO of the American Red Cross Central-Southeast Ohio Region.…… Continue reading Red Cross Issues Tips to Stay Safe this Summer as Temperatures Rise

Team Red Cross Volunteer App Launches

The American Red Cross is launching a new app which allows people to sign up to volunteer, get trained and receive notifications about Red Cross volunteer opportunities in their own neighborhoods when disaster hits.  The Team Red Cross App will help put volunteers to work quickly when disaster strikes because it puts the power to…… Continue reading Team Red Cross Volunteer App Launches

Red Cross of Greater Columbus Honors Outstanding Volunteers

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern Earlier this month, the Red Cross of Greater Columbus honored six volunteers at the 2013 Annual Meeting. These “Outstanding Volunteers” were nominated for their exceptional service and commitment to the Red Cross in the departments of Community Transportation, Emergency Services, Financial Development, First Aid Services Team (FAST), Volunteer…… Continue reading Red Cross of Greater Columbus Honors Outstanding Volunteers

Hometown Heroes Honored

By: Brittany Reasoner, Communications Intern Each year the Madison County chapter of the American Red Cross honors ordinary people who show extraordinary courage, character, humanity, or personal initiative. They were recognized at the 8th annual Hometown Heroes event held on June 20th in Plain City. The event also doubled as a fundraiser which helped raise…… Continue reading Hometown Heroes Honored

Here's What I Learned

From time to time we’ll share the personal stories here of those who’ve been impacted by the Red Cross. This time, it’s a volunteer whose first deployment was to Moore, Oklahoma where she provided casework assistance to tornado victims for two weeks.  Disaster Volunteer Leslee Dixon told her story at the Columbus Chapter’s Annual Meeting…… Continue reading Here's What I Learned

Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In the past few days, temperatures in parts of the country have reached over 100 degrees. Excessively hot and humid weather has killed more Americans than any other weather-related disaster. Heat waves are defined as extended periods of hot, humid weather that is 10 degrees higher than…… Continue reading Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

Two generations of veterans turn to the Red Cross

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern “I’ll bet that everyone has a story to tell about our significance in our communities and how almost daily we are reminded of our worth,” says Jeff Miller, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Fairfield and Hocking Counties. Miller was in the office on a…… Continue reading Two generations of veterans turn to the Red Cross