Thank you to all military members and military families. We salute you! The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross quickly sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family. Military members can have…… Continue reading Happy Veteran's Day!
Recent survey results conducted by the Red Cross reveal that six in ten Americans feel that they need more information about how to care for someone with the flu. So here you go: When caring for someone who has the flu: Disinfect door knobs, switches, handles, toys and other surfaces that everyone touches. Use detergent…… Continue reading Stay Healthy While Caring For Others
Veterans Day is almost here, reminding me of a program that many have never heard of — the Red Cross Pet Visitation Program. At home and abroad, specially trained dogs visit wounded military members in hospitals and rehabilitation centers to offer love, encouragement and a little distraction. Wounded American soldier Ryan Newberry is happy to…… Continue reading Red Cross Pets Support Our Military!
Today our Red Cross staff and volunteers marched in the Columbus Veteran’s Day parade to honor former and current military members and their families. As you can see from the pictures – we always have a great time showing our support! The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with…… Continue reading Thank You Military Members and Families!
Scenario: You’re at work and your child calls you 30 minutes before school starts and asks if he can stay home from school because he doesn’t feel good. You start to think: How sick could he be? That’s an interesting thought. When should you keep your child at home and when should you allow…… Continue reading Stop and Think About It
Your Red Cross hasn’t strayed from our mission to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters. During our fiscal year 2008-2009, more than 500 families received assistance after home fires. Nearly 600 local families, with loved ones serving in the military, turned to the Red Cross when emergencies disrupted their lives. Seniors continued…… Continue reading In these turbulent times, one thing you can count on is the American Red Cross
Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, having a working smoke alarm reduces one’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half? This stat refers to our human friends, but I can only assume the same goes for us pets. Having an escape plan is important, but working smoke alarms…… Continue reading Did you change your batteries this weekend?