by Megan Hageman, communications volunteer We all hear about fires and are aware of their severity, but most tend to think, “It will never happen to me,” until it does. The American Red Cross responds to more than 62,000 disasters every year, and while most people’s minds tend to immediately jump to major storms and…… Continue reading A Local Fire Ignites Awareness and Need for a Plan
by Charlotte Berman, Red Cross communications intern Mother and daughter Christine and Becca Berman became CPR/AED certified last May through a Red Cross training class. As a volunteer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Becca wanted to become CPR certified, and Christine wanted to refresh her CPR and first aid skills. They decided to take an Adult…… Continue reading Be Prepared to Save a Life: First Aid, CPR and AED Training
Remember: The American Red Cross is here to help! If you need immediate help during or after a disaster, all 1-800-redcross, text getemergency to 90999, or download the Red Cross Emergency App. As I was going home in Columbus recently, the danger of driving through floodwaters became real to me. Although the water from heavy…… Continue reading How to Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood
For the second year in a row, the Services to the Armed Forces Department (SAF) of the American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region was presented with the Ohio Adjutant General’s Family Readiness Award. Craig Nagy received the award for the department, which he directs. This award “recognizes the overall support an organization provides to…… Continue reading Services to the Armed Forces Receives Award
by Megan Hageman, Communications and Marketing Volunteer During a recent local event, American Red Cross First Aid Services Team (FAST) volunteer Nick Willeke was called upon to apply his training and skill to a real-life emergency. Every year, Ohio State holds the Four-Miler race at Ohio Stadium for 15,000 runners and walkers. This past October,…… Continue reading FAST Volunteer in Action
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
The American Red Cross wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year! Below are steps to take to stay safe during 2019 and beyond. 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…… Continue reading Have a Safe and Happy 2019!