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
The number of home fires increases during the winter. There are more home fires during the winter than at other times of the year, and the ways we heat our homes have a lot to do with that. We may use a fireplace, a space heater, or a wood-burning stove; each is a potential fire…… Continue reading Red Cross Tips For Safe Home Heating
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!
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!
It was a regular day, in a regular neighborhood, in a regular house, the residence of a fairly typical elderly man, someone’s father, uncle, or grandfather, perhaps. And it might have been just a regular, polite exchange of pleasantries and nothing more, if not for that high-pitched chirping sound that had been disrupting the man…… Continue reading Don’t Ignore The Chirp!
It’s summertime and that means it’s time to pack up the suitcases and start exploring. Whether you are planning a backpacking trip through Europe, a swim through the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or a relaxing beach getaway to Mexico, the American Red Cross suggests a few things to remember when traveling internationally. My family’s…… Continue reading Travel Safely, Relax More
Rick, an Ohio Red Cross volunteer, has been on the frontlines at some of the major national disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy and the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Through his work, he has helped countless others in Ohio and in various other states. Rick first started volunteering with the Red Cross in 2012. He had previous…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteer Offers ‘A Shoulder To Cry On’