Animal Lovers- Prepare Your Pets For Emergencies

In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing to protect your pets is to evaucate them too. Test your knowledge about how to prepare your pets in times of disaster. 1. Local and state health and safety organizations permit the Red Cross to allow pets in disaster shelters: A)…… Continue reading Animal Lovers- Prepare Your Pets For Emergencies

Red Cross Workers Help in Flood-Damaged Areas

The American Red Cross is currently providing services to people affected by the flooding throughout Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico. The Red Cross is also supporting people affected by floods in Utah and Arizona, and preparing for potential flooding in Nebraska. More than 860 Red Cross workers are helping people in Colorado, providing food, shelter,…… Continue reading Red Cross Workers Help in Flood-Damaged Areas

How much do you know about International Humanitarian Law?

a> There are many rules that have been created to protect the safety of people who participate in armed conflict. International Humanitarian Law is a set of rules which seeks to restrict the methods of warfare, while protecting civillians, prisoners of war, and wounded soldiers. According to the American Red Cross’s guide for Exploring Humanitarian…… Continue reading How much do you know about International Humanitarian Law?

Red Cross Offers Many Interesting Classes

Along with providing services for disasters; conducting blood drives; services to the military; and many other activities, the American Red Cross offers many classes. These classes are both both fun and educational. Each year, an average of more than 9 million people take these classes. Some of these classes include First Aid, CPR, and AED.…… Continue reading Red Cross Offers Many Interesting Classes

Ready Rating Program: Be Prepared for Disasters

Are you part of a business, school, or organization which would like to improve emergency prepardness? American Red Cross’s most recent studies have found that more than half of Americans don’t feel prepared for an everyday emergency, let alone a catastrophe. Because emergencies can happen at any time, there is a need to be prepared.…… Continue reading Ready Rating Program: Be Prepared for Disasters

The Big Give

Save your calendars for September 17! The American Red Cross is thrilled to let you know we will be participating in the Big Give. The Big Give is a 24 hour online giving event, hosted by the Columbus Foundation. Nonprofit organizations all over Columbus will participate. This event begins September 17 at 11:00 am and…… Continue reading The Big Give

How to Make the Perfect Emergency Kit: Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes

The American Red Cross gives many tips for preparing the perfect emergency kit for when a disaster strikes. Having this kit means that you will be prepared to evacuate immediately when a disaster happens. You will also have crucial objects readily available, such as medications and personal documents. Essential items for this perfect emergency kit…… Continue reading How to Make the Perfect Emergency Kit: Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes