Stay Safe In The Face Of Florence!

If you are affected by flooding or other disasters, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for help. While Florence is making up her mind about what kind of weather to bring to Ohio, there are strategies we can all keep in mind to keep ourselves safe when floods or other severe weather threatens. Track… Continue reading Stay Safe In The Face Of Florence!

Prepare Your Home For Emergencies!

Ziggy (left) and Gizmo (right) We’ve all heard the saying, “If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail!” at some point, usually in the context of work or school. Have you thought about it at home? I prepare grocery lists, meals, and any number of other tasks to keep my home life functioning smoothly, but…… Continue reading Prepare Your Home For Emergencies!

Have a food allergy or dietary restriction?

How to prepare emergency kits for those with food allergies, vegetarians, vegans and the gluten-free By Stephanie Heckman, Communications Volunteer As a 20-something, I know many people with food allergies, celiac disease or who have variations of a gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan diet. I am also a vegan of six years. What happens when those…… Continue reading Have a food allergy or dietary restriction?

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

STOP! It's National Preparedness Month!

~ thanks to awesomesauce herself, volunteer Courtney, for this post! Oh, September. The kids are back in school, summer begrudgingly starts to turn to autumn, and pumpkin lattes slowly creep back onto coffee shop menus. It is a perfect time to sit down with your family and create your personal emergency preparedness plan! So, maybe emergency…… Continue reading STOP! It's National Preparedness Month!