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
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