Compassion in Action

Ninety percent of those working for the American Red Cross are volunteers. It’s an astounding figure! The Red Cross would not exist without them. We thank them for the tens of thousands of hours of skilled service they provide. Following are just a few of the ways these dedicated, generous men, women and youth use…… Continue reading Compassion in Action

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

Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In the past few days, temperatures in parts of the country have reached over 100 degrees. Excessively hot and humid weather has killed more Americans than any other weather-related disaster. Heat waves are defined as extended periods of hot, humid weather that is 10 degrees higher than…… Continue reading Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

It’s vacation time! Protect yourself at the beach

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern After a seemlingly never-ending winter, many lucky Ohioans will flock to the beach this summer. Oceanside vacations are wonderful experiences; however, it’s important to protect yourself and your family. Recently, four men drowned during a two-day period on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. All four deaths…… Continue reading It’s vacation time! Protect yourself at the beach

The Red Cross Advocates for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Image from Hurricane Irene, Summer 2011 By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern During National Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 26 to June 1, the Red Cross encourages families to prepare for the possibility of hurricanes and dangerous storms. Hurricane Season – the months in which hurricanes are most likely to strike – will begin…… Continue reading The Red Cross Advocates for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternAs recent events in Oklahoma and Texas have shown us, tornadoes can strike anytime and anywhere. Midwestern states, like our lovely home state of Ohio, are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Weather patterns can change rapidly and disasters happen overnight. The best time to prepare is long before you…… Continue reading Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help