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!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and millions of people will soon take to the road and kitchen to share the holiday with loved ones. Because Thanksgiving is 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.…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Safety Tips From the Red Cross
We sometimes hear about CPR being mentioned in the media. For example, the famous TV show, “The Office,” had its characters go through a CPR training class in one of the episodes that was full of jokes and memorable quotes. Despite the lighthearted manner with which CPR may be portrayed in popular media, it holds…… Continue reading Save A Life With Hands-Only CPR!
Debbie Horn has learned what’s important when you’re deployed to a disaster: enough clothes for a couple of weeks, fellow volunteers, and gratitude. During her most recent deployment, to help those in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Michael, she worked on a Red Cross food truck. These trucks, staffed with two or three Red Cross…… Continue reading Help Comes From Ohio With Red Cross Volunteer
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
Hurricane Florence has passed and the rain and wind have stopped. After making landfall on September 14th, Florence broke tropical storm records by producing more than 20 inches of rainfall in South Carolina and 35 inches in North Carolina. Preliminary information suggests that 8,000 to 10,000 homes were destroyed or suffered major damage due to…… Continue reading Red Cross Helps Short- and Long-Term Disaster Recovery