Although this summer has been wetter than most, the American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperature rises. Here are a few more simple steps to help beat the heat: Listen to local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperature changes. If you do not have…… Continue reading Heat Safety
Would you like to give a gift that is truly meaningful this holiday season? Consider giving to the Red Cross. People can do something that truly means something and provides help for the Red Cross. The Red Cross needs help in five different ways: 1. We recently opened a holiday giving catalog where you can…… Continue reading Truly Meaningful Holiday Season
Last week, we covered how to be safe while cooking this holiday season. Now that you have learned about cooking safety, here are a few tips about traveling as you go to visit family. There are travel safety tips for cars, planes, and trains. CARS: 1. Listen to a local weather forecast before you get…… Continue reading Holiday Travel Safety
After reciving news coverage for responding to 15 fires last week, the Columbus Red Cross made news again when it responded to a tornado. You can view the full video here: http://www.nbc4i.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9481504#.UnRYPapMBrU.facebook We would like to thank our volunteers for all their hard work and dedication in responding to disasters. To learn more information about…… Continue reading Red Cross is in the News Again!
Big plans are underway for this year’s Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign in our region. Each year we collect cards between October and early December and then distribute them at military installations, veterans hospitals, and in other locations. As you may know, the effort started accidentally after the World Trade Center bombings, when there was…… Continue reading Holiday Mail for Heroes
Columbus Red Cross is on NBC 4 news. The story shot 10/11/13 and aired on Sunday 10/13/13 http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23680426/red-cross-needs-volunteer-drivers Here is the full text of the story: The Columbus Red Cross says there is a critical need for volunteer drivers. The organization’s community transportation program has seen an increase in request from the elderly and people…… Continue reading Columbus Red Cross on NBC 4 News
Remember when you were a little kid and went to sleepovers at your friend’s house? Americorps members do that too. The only difference is that during theirs, they respond to disasters. Four friends – all current/former Americorps members – had spent the night at one of the women’s homes. In the middle of the night,…… Continue reading Americorps Sleepover