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!
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
What do you give to the person who has everything? We all face that dilemma every holiday season! The auntie who collects elephant statues really doesn’t’ want to dust another one. The friend who’s a wine connoisseur knows his brands so well, you’re afraid of getting the wrong thing. And your mother will say she…… Continue reading Give Something that Means Something®
The American Red Cross is constantly in need of blood and platelet donors to fulfill needs all over the globe. Blood donor, Nick Savko is a perfect example of someone who understands this urgent need and has become an inspiration by doing more than his fair share to provide blood to local patients. From his…… Continue reading Nick Savko Saves Lives – So Can You!
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!
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