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
As you can see from the number above, Red Cross volunteers respond to on average, one home fire each day in the greater Columbus area. This means that at least once a day a family watches as their belongings are claimed by the flames, yet they stand together grateful to be alive. Unfortunately that also means that…… Continue reading 528 Families Received Red Cross Assistance Following a Home Fire Last Year
As the flu season approaches we are hearing more and more about the need to prepare for pandemic flu. There is also a great deal of discussion and myth surrounding the new H1N1 flu vaccine. Many people point to the outbreak in 1976 and say that the vaccine killed more people than the disease and…… Continue reading H1N1 Vaccine Myths Debunked
For more than 25 years Nationwide Insurance has partnered with the Red Cross to support disaster relief and biomedical services. Now, this wonderful partnership is being recognized. The Red Cross and Nationwide Insurance have been selected as one of five finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center 2009 Partnership Award. This is…… Continue reading Your Vote Can Help Us Win!
Life as a Red Cross employee is always interesting, exciting and at times a little challenging. In my daytime role, I manage aquatic relationships and CPR and First Aid instructors. Not long ago, however, I was asked to fill in as a first aid station volunteer at a First Aid Service Team (F.A.S.T.) event. “The…… Continue reading 100,000 Fans and Me – A Rookie FASTer!