At our Board of Directors meeting recently, Directors received an update from Michelle Duffey, the chair of Friends of the Red Cross. The Friends engage young professionals (ages 25-45) in networking, fundraising and Red Cross service activities. If you are not busy this coming Monday, check out their latest event: Friends of the Red Cross is taking over…… Continue reading Got Plans on Monday Night?
While you may be aware that we connect military families during emergencies, take a look at this brief video to see how one family’s life was changed by this service. Last year alone nearly 500 emergency communications were sent on behalf of local military families. Learn more today.
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