Red Cross Offers Many Interesting Classes

Along with providing services for disasters; conducting blood drives; services to the military; and many other activities, the American Red Cross offers many classes. These classes are both both fun and educational. Each year, an average of more than 9 million people take these classes. Some of these classes include First Aid, CPR, and AED.…… Continue reading Red Cross Offers Many Interesting Classes

AmeriCorps member helps family while off-duty

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern On May 12, Tim Reichel, American Red Cross AmeriCorps member, was given the opportunity to help a family in need. After volunteering with other AmeriCorps members at a “kids day” for Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Reichel began driving to his home in Canton, Ohio. While on Route 70 near Zanesville, Reichel stopped his car.…… Continue reading AmeriCorps member helps family while off-duty

Celebrate National Nurses Week with the Red Cross!

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations intern May 6 marks the beginning of National Nurses Week! All of us at the American Red Cross celebrate the dedication and contributions of our nation’s nurses. Currently, there are nearly 20,000 nurses and nursing students who support the Red Cross and serve our communities through volunteer efforts…… Continue reading Celebrate National Nurses Week with the Red Cross!

How to keep your animal companions safe in an emergency

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternApril was Pet First Aid Awareness Month but it’s never too late to prepare! Animal companions are especially prone to injuries and sickness during the hot months of late spring and summer. The American Red Cross advises pet parents to watch out for heat stroke, a common ailment…… Continue reading How to keep your animal companions safe in an emergency