For one day, all across central Ohio, thousands of people had their voice heard as they spoke up about their community. Hundreds of conversations occurred as people came together to focus on their community and home. The event was The Columbus Foundation’s second annual community discussion, The Big Table. The Big Table is part of…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Sits at The Big Table
Did you know that over half of American either can’t swim? Before you take a dive this summer, make sure you and those around you are ready for the water. The American Red Cross suggests the following in order to ensure safety at the pool. Children and adults should be able to perform all five…… Continue reading Don’t Get in Over Your Head!
A house fire, not usually something you think about until you’ve experienced it. You could lose everything: your personal belongings representing precious memories; your sense of safety and security in your own home; and possibly the life of a loved one, or even your own. On May 6, the American Red Cross and Tiffany Circle partnered…… Continue reading An Ounce of Prevention…
Bryan Kennard is a Red Cross volunteer in the Services to the Armed Forces department (SAF). SAF offers pre- and post-deployment support to military personnel and their families; helps military members and their families communicate during family emergencies; and provides non-medical support at VA hospitals. Bryan offers the following reflections on his Red Cross experience.…… Continue reading A Positive Force with Services to the Armed Forces
The American Red Cross in Central Ohio is proud to be partnering with Epcon Communities in the month of May. On May 18th, Red Cross volunteers will be presenting safety and preparedness tips to community resident. Information will include home fire safety and emergency weather information, specifically targeted to seniors. In addition, Epcon Communities…… Continue reading Red Cross Partners With Epcon Communities
A few months ago, the American Red Cross opened a shelter after a 99-unit apartment fire in Columbus, housing people from a variety of ethnic and faith traditions. Shelter volunteers met were able to meet their needs for food and shelter. Emily Aloto, Recovery Manager, was also able to send a Red Cross Disaster Mental…… Continue reading Caring for Body, Mind and Spirit