It’s a standing joke among Ohioans: If you don’t like the weather, don’t worry; it will change quickly! That’s especially true this time of the year. You can take steps now to be prepared for the severe thunderstorms, and flooding that are part of life in Ohio during the spring and summer months. Keep up-to-date…… Continue reading Stay Safe During Severe Weather!
It is National Volunteer Week and the American Red Cross is taking this time to recognize the thousands of volunteers who commit countless hours to serve their communities. As Sound the Alarm kicks off, beginning April 28th and lasting until May 13th, thousands of volunteers nationwide will gear up to protect their local communities from…… Continue reading Saving Lives – One Smoke Alarm At A Time
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…