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 Prevent a Home Fire This Winter!
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 an emergency escape plan. It’s important to have an escape plan because in case of a fire, you have less than 2 minutes to get…… Continue reading Red Cross Resolutions
“Devastating” and “thankful” are two words Donna repeats again and again when talking about the fire that destroyed her home on October 9, 2016. It could have been so much worse. Donna’s husband, who had a stroke, was living across the street with his mother; her son and his five children were living with her…… Continue reading Thankful to be Back on Their Feet
Rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I sluggishly drag myself out of bed. I am not a morning person, but the opportunity for community, the potential for saving lives, and the chance to educate people about preparing local disasters, are always more desirable to me than sleeping in on a Saturday morning. When I arrive…… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Home Fire Campaign Volunteer
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…
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
Do you know what to do when a tornado siren sounds? When you’re driving and come across flowing water? If you’re caught outside in a thunderstorm? Get the information you now, before you need it! For detailed information from the American Red Cross on how to stay safe during severe weather, go to http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Severe-Weather-Common-In-Spring–Use-Red-Cross-Safety-Tips. Below…… Continue reading Be Aware and Prepare!