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?
Daylight savings time is fast approaching, and many of us are getting very excited to fall back for an extra hour of sleep. Twice a year we change our clocks for daylights savings time, but it’s also a great reminder of something else we should do twice a year, change the batteries in our smoke…… Continue reading It's Time to Change Your Batteries!
I have fallen in love with one of my passengers whom I take to dialysis when I volunteer as a Community Transportation driver. Just for the record, he is married (62 years) and I am married (25 years), but we both look forward to the days I get to pick him up. Mr. F (don’t…… Continue reading I Have Fallen In Love…
As Halloween approaches many are still scheming the perfect costume, while some have had it tucked away for months. Although this festive time of year is an exciting time, it can also be dangerous. The American Red Cross has some tips to ensure that you and your family stay safe from any ghouls or goblins…… Continue reading Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins…Oh My!
People with asthma need to be extra diligent about steering clear of people with the H1N1 flu virus. I found this information on the Columbus Dispatch.com’s Science and Environmental Blog and thought it worthy of sharing. Be extra careful and practice social distancing – keeping at least 6 feet between you and others – as…… Continue reading H1N1 and the Asthma Connection