Local Lifesavers Receive Award

On March 2, 2009 Jessica Vurginac, Morgan Lewis and Courtenay Chaffin, trained in American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding, helped save the life of a male victim. A call came over the radio that a man had gone down in the men’s locker room at the recreational center they worked at in Dublin. By the time Jessica,…… Continue reading Local Lifesavers Receive Award

Red Cross- on the expressway to your heart with Community Transportation

After writing the other day about the highest-need volunteer positions, I decided to do a ride-along and find out what the Community Transportation Program (CTP) was all about. Here is a little snapshot of my day with Michael, one of the newest volunteers for CTP, and the colorful members of the Columbus community who utilize…… Continue reading Red Cross- on the expressway to your heart with Community Transportation

So Safe It's Scary

Where I come from Halloween is a big deal. Athens Ohio, home of my alma mater Ohio University, plays host to one of the country’s  largest Halloween celebrations attracting 20,000-30,000 costumed attendees each year. As you might expect, I get very excited about this holiday. While it can be lots of fun, there are more than just supernatural dangers to think about when…… Continue reading So Safe It's Scary

Top 5 things to teach children before a disaster

Disaster can strike without warning and the aftermath can be extremely damaging. Knowing what to do is your best protection and YOUR responsibility. Teaching your children a few basic things about disaster and response could mean the difference between life and death in a disaster situation. Do your kids know these 5 crucial things? Top…… Continue reading Top 5 things to teach children before a disaster

Preparing Families, Sharing Thanks

Roger Lowe, senior vice president of communications for the American Red Cross, participated in Red Cross efforts to prepare military families for emergencies earlier this month in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  This was one of six family emergency preparedness events the Red Cross is doing this year with military families.  He sat down with  a social media staff at…… Continue reading Preparing Families, Sharing Thanks