The floods in the Midwest have hit close to home as two American Red Cross volunteers from the Ohio Buckeye Region deployed to assist residents of this hard-hit region. They join more than 500 Red Cross disaster workers assisting people affected by the flooding in states such as Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois. The Red…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Flooded Midwest
“Be prepared!” It’s a good motto for all of us as we face spring weather. Know what you’re going to do long before the warnings hit your smartphone and the airwaves. Yes, you do need an emergency preparedness kit! It might take time to assemble, but it’s better do that in sunny weather and daylight,…… Continue reading Staying Safe During Severe Weather
In a few hours on a Saturday morning, you could save a life. Between April 27 and May 18, the American Red Cross expects to install more than 3800 smoke alarms in 25 Ohio cities during the Sound the Alarm campaign. The nationwide goal is 100,000 smoke alarms. Each of these alarms is a potential…… Continue reading Spend a Few Hours or a Few Dollars to Save a Life!
From major hurricanes to massive wildfires, during 2018 the United States was hammered with large-scale disasters. Despite all of the crises, people didn’t lose hope. With the help of the American Red Cross, individuals and communities have shown resilience in the face of adversity. Wildfires destroyed more than 8.5 million acres nationwide. In California, residents…… Continue reading Red Cross Disaster Response 2018
The American Red Cross wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year! Below are steps to take to stay safe during 2019 and beyond. I will install and maintain smoke alarms. Every level of a home should have a smoke alarm. There should also be smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area. I will make…… Continue reading Have a Safe and Happy 2019!
We are in the midst of the holiday season, enjoying family, food, and festive decorations. Because the holidays are a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday season. COOKING SAFETY Holiday cooking increases the risk of…… Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips From the Red Cross
The Camp Fire in northern California is now 100% contained but the heartbreaking devastation continues for residents of the area. The fire, which incinerated the town of Paradise and other nearby small communities, destroyed more than 13,970 homes and is the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. American Red Cross disaster workers have been feeding…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Staff Serve in California