“Trick or treat!” We all said it as children. Of course, we expected a treat, and that’s what we received. There are some “trickier” aspects to Halloween, however. In order to increase the fun – as well as the safety – of this popular holiday, the American Red Cross recommends the following tips: SAFETY TIPS…… Continue reading Make It All Treats This Halloween!
It was going to be a busy day for Alma. She was headed to the Lockbourne Army Air Base* in Lockbourne, Ohio. The military hospital there was training a new group of Gray Ladies, and she had been accepted into the class. During the last class she’d learned about hospital organization; today’s class would be…… Continue reading Tuskegee Airmen at Lockbourne
When you hear “American Red Cross,” probably one of the first things that comes to mind is “blood donation.” Dr. Charles Drew is one of the reasons for that association. He made foundational contributions in the storage and use of blood plasma. As a child and young man, Drew seems to have been what today…… Continue reading Dr. Charles Drew
!!As soon as she heard the news, Alma knew what she had to do. Cincinnati was flooded, and she had to go help. It was January of 1937. She had 5 children now, so it wouldn’t be easy. But when she’d tucked little 6-year-old Harriet in the other night, she knew she had to go.…… Continue reading Another Flood!
The child seemed so proud talking about lighting the cigarette lighter, says Bob Zwier. That flame had started a home fire. Bob heard the story while he was doing smoke alarm installations in the Hilltop. “One of the take-aways is that whenever we see houses with little kids we talk to the residents to make…… Continue reading Home Fire Prevention Week
Alma had just received a letter from her cousin, Marguerite. Marguerite was in Washington, D.C. now. She’d gone there to do what she could to help with the war effort at Walter Reed Army Hospital as a member of the Red Cross “Hostess and Hospital Service and Recreation Corps.” Mable Boardman, Secretary for the Red…… Continue reading The Gray Ladies