A big thank you goes out to the Kroger Company for their support of the American Red Cross Central-Southeast Ohio Region. Kroger recently donated 14 pallets of bottled water – that’s more than 1,500 bottles! The water comes in very handy at disasters, not only for those impacted, but also to keep first responders hydrated,…… Continue reading Kroger Water Thank You!
Bill Stevenson is a State Farm Agent as well as the father of a Marine. And as any parent of a service member would be, he is extemely proud of what his son is doing in service to our country. When he learned that his company is partnering with the American Red Cross in our…… Continue reading Marine Dad shows Support for Holiday Mail for Heroes
Did you know that the Red Cross First Aid Service Team (FAST) has its own bike team? Yep. It is true. So far, 12 FAST volunteers here in Columbus have received special Bike Response Training. The FAST bike team has been extremely busy as of late. The team has worked 3 OSU home football games,…… Continue reading Check out the FAST bikes
Card-signing events are underway at various locations in the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. This campaign sends messages of encouragment and gratitude towards US service men and women. Pictured above is a WWII Veteran signing a card for fellow service members at the recent Honor Flight Reunion at Veterans Memorial. Our friends in television are…… Continue reading Holiday Mail for Heroes Card Signing Underway
The American Red Cross is responding across five states to help people affected by Sunday’s devastating tornado outbreak and severe weather in the Midwest, providing food, shelter and comfort to families and individuals in need. “Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Sunday’s severe storms,” said Trevor Riggen, vice president of…… Continue reading American Red Cross Providing Comfort after Midwest Tornadoes
Generous Central Ohio donors responded to the call for help for victims of the Super Typhoon that recently tore through the Philippines. In the wake of this disaster, there are more than 3,000 people dead, and more than 12,000 who are injured. In addition, estimates range from 9 million to 13 million people who were…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Typhoon in Philippines
Recently, the Columbus Red Cross hosted a puppet show. Through this show, volunteers taught small children how to be prepared for disasters. These puppets were a favorite with kids! This puppet show was part of the Community Disaster Education Program for youth. The Community Disaster Education Program for youth teaches students from classes, health fairs,…… Continue reading Puppet Show Teaches Kids about Prepardness