Kroger Water Thank You!

A big thank you goes out to the Kroger Company for their support of the American Red Cross Central-Southeast Ohio Region. Kroger recently donated 14 pallets of bottled water – that’s more than 1,500 bottles! The water comes in very handy at disasters, not only for those impacted, but also to keep first responders hydrated,…… Continue reading Kroger Water Thank You!

American Red Cross Providing Comfort after Midwest Tornadoes

The American Red Cross is responding across five states to help people affected by Sunday’s devastating tornado outbreak and severe weather in the Midwest, providing food, shelter and comfort to families and individuals in need. “Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Sunday’s severe storms,” said Trevor Riggen, vice president of…… Continue reading American Red Cross Providing Comfort after Midwest Tornadoes

Massive Cyclone Hits India

A massive cyclone hit India Saturday evening, India time (11:30 am EST). Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated their homes to move inland to shelters. They moved in hopes of riding out the storm, By mid-afternoon India time, wind gusts were so strong they could blow over grown men. Sea waters pushed inland swamping villages…… Continue reading Massive Cyclone Hits India

Wildfires in Arizona

Photo courtesy of NY Daily News Over the weekend, a wildfire occurred north of Phoenix, Arizona, burning thousands of acres and taking the lives of 19 firefighters. The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Red Cross has opened two shelters for evacuees and is providing food, water, and mental health support. A shelter is still open…… Continue reading Wildfires in Arizona

Reuiniting loved ones after disasters strike

Above: volunteers Rebecca Mullins and Cindy Vanderbilt attend the patient tracking course By Stephanie Heckman, American Red Cross Public Relations Intern “Often times, scary events strike our lives and the lives of our families and friends. Injuries can happen and family members can be separated,” said Norm Hoffman, the Regional Response Manager for the American…… Continue reading Reuiniting loved ones after disasters strike

Melody Brent: Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern For the past seven years, Melody Brent has been a volunteer for the partnership between the American Red Cross and the Medical Reserve Corps. After Hurricane Sandy struck, she left her small-town Ohio home to work as the director for the largest shelter in Long Island, New…… Continue reading Melody Brent: Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York

Fresh Face Friday: Responding to a Home Fire

SO happy to have Zac Woltz, student intern extraordinaire, on our communications team! Zac is a junior at The Ohio State University majoring in political science and American politics. On Wednesday Jan. 9, I was honored to respond to a home fire with the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team. On the ride to the scene,…… Continue reading Fresh Face Friday: Responding to a Home Fire