We live in a great city. Columbus is lively and has true community spirit. We have a lot that brings us together, like our love of the Buckeyes, the Ohio State Fair, festivals and parades that celebrate all walks of life, and farmers’ markets that fill the weekend streets in both urban and rural neighborhoods.…… Continue reading Homegrown Heroes
We all know that A, B and O are some pretty crucial letters in the alphabet. Without these letters, we end up with words such as the title up above. Yet, A, B, and O are more than just simply letters. They are also essential blood types. Furthermore, they are important blood types that have…… Continue reading Missing Types, Missing _l__d
Did you know that over half of American either can’t swim? Before you take a dive this summer, make sure you and those around you are ready for the water. The American Red Cross suggests the following in order to ensure safety at the pool. Children and adults should be able to perform all five…… Continue reading Don’t Get In Over Your Head!
I heard a story recently about a woman who experienced a cardiovascular incident at work. Her heart stopped, she went without oxygen, and she didn’t make it. Would the outcome have been different if someone around her knew CPR or if there was an AED device on site? My first exposure to CPR training was…… Continue reading CPR Can Save A Life!
Stress. It’s the six -letter word we’re all talking about. Military members, veterans and their families deal with it, just like the rest of us. In addition, they have the stresses that come with deployments, dealing with combat trauma, and transitioning to life back home. Barb Benjdi is a Red Cross volunteer in the Services…… Continue reading Take A Slow, Deep Breath…
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!
The goal of the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm National Signature Event is to install 100,000 smoke alarms in 100 major cities between April 28 and May 13, 2018. It’s an ambitious goal, and we couldn’t do it without a lot of help. More than 27,000 volunteers have signed up nationally for Sound the…… Continue reading Corporate Sponsors Saving Lives!