Your American Red Cross is helping the community prepare for and understand pandemic flu. Here’s how we can help you: 1. Individuals and organizations can call upon us to provide an informative 30-40 minute presentation on the latest information about H1N1. If you can pull together at least 8 individuals, we’ll come to you.…… Continue reading Red Cross Provides H1N1 Resources
I love going outdoors this time of year. October in Ohio is great! Crunchy leaves are falling and there is a squirrel to chase up every tree. Unfortunately, fleas are hiding outside too, just waiting to catch a ride on a dog or cat to the great indoors – your house. Excessive scratching and…… Continue reading Leaves, squirrels and the dreaded fleas
If I left it at that what would you think? It’s probably the same sort of thing that ran through the minds of other customers at the local discount store when they saw my cart full of 1,200 oz. of hand sanitizer. Or what the guy was thinking when I asked him to hand me…… Continue reading Hi. My name is Allison, and I bought 1,200 oz. of hand sanitizer last week.
Hello!! My name is Jeff Rawlins: Banker by day, Disaster Action Team (DAT) Leader by night. My interest in the Red Cross began in 2004 after watching the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Viewing television coverage day after day of the great loss and suffering including the lives of over 230,000 people really…… Continue reading From Tsunamis and Hurricanes to Home Fires: My Experience as a Red Cross Volunteer
Hi! I am Stacie Pelton, one of our Instructor Trainers at the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus. I love my work with the Red Cross because I get the opportunity to change peoples’ perceptions about training! Some of my students are new employees who have been in orientations for weeks, only to take one…… Continue reading Changing Lives, One Elevator Ride at a Time
Daylight Savings Time will end on November 1, 2009. This may not seem to be a very important date for most pets, as few of us have to worry about getting to work on time; but the beginning and ending of daylight savings time can serve as very important safety reminders for those of us who hold down…… Continue reading Cricket's Yips 'N Tips: Our New Weekly Feature!
On a Monday morning this year, residents of an East Fifth Ave. apartment complex awoke to words everyone dreads….fire, get out now! While all twelve residents made it out safely, they watched as their homes and belongings were destroyed by the fire. A Red Cross volunteer who responded to the fire that morning, recounts her…… Continue reading Picking Up the Pieces: A Volunteer's Perspective