Local Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Flooded Midwest

The floods in the Midwest have hit close to home as two American Red Cross volunteers from the Ohio Buckeye Region deployed to assist residents of this hard-hit region. They join more than 500 Red Cross disaster workers assisting people affected by the flooding in states such as Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois. The Red…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Flooded Midwest

Holiday Safety Tips From the Red Cross

We are in the midst of the holiday season, enjoying family, food, and festive decorations.  Because the holidays are 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 season. COOKING SAFETY Holiday cooking increases the risk of…… Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips From the Red Cross

Be Red Cross Ready For Winter Weather!

Severe Winter Weather Preparedness Each year, hundreds of Americans are injured or killed by exposure to cold, vehicle accidents on wintry roads, and fires caused by the improper use of heaters. As we begin the winter months, the American Red Cross offers suggestions on ways to keep yourself and your family safe. Take immediate precautions…… Continue reading Be Red Cross Ready For Winter Weather!

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