Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals

It’s been all hands on deck (or holding a screwdriver or ladder) for the past few weeks as the American Red Cross “sounded the alarm” across the United States. More than the targeted 100,000 free smoke alarms were installed, thanks to the generosity of Red Cross volunteers and partners. Every chapter in the Ohio Buckeye…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals

Sign Up to Save a Life!

American Red Cross volunteers in eight Ohio cities installed more than 1100 smoke alarms on April 27 as part of the second annual  Sound the Alarm campaign. There are stories behind these statistics, stories of people whose lives were in danger because they didn’t have working smoke alarms in their homes. Now from Athens to Westerville,…… Continue reading Sign Up to Save a Life!

Sound the Alarm To Save a Life

By Mary Guiher, Communications & Marketing Volunteer Did you know every day seven people die in home fires across the nation?  The American Red Cross is working to help prevent such tragedies with the Sound the Alarm, Save a Life campaign. Campaign 2019 From April 27-May 18, 2019, the American Red Cross will be canvasing at-risk…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm To Save a Life

Spend a Few Hours or a Few Dollars to Save a Life!

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!

Red Cross Disaster Response 2018

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

Thanksgiving Safety Tips From the Red Cross

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and millions of people will soon take to the road and kitchen to share the holiday with loved ones. Because Thanksgiving is 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.…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Safety Tips From the Red Cross

Two Easy Steps To Preventing Home Fires

The fire started on a frigid January day with a spark in the chimney, leaving a gap to the outside and the home temporarily unlivable. Paul King and Mariah Bazile, disaster service workers with the American Red Cross, were there to make a tough situation easier. They listened. They offered blankets and clean-up kits, financial…… Continue reading Two Easy Steps To Preventing Home Fires