1. Prepare your vehicle for traveling to grandmother’s house. Make an emergency kit and include items such as blankets or sleeping bags, jumper cables, fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type), compass and road maps, shovel, tire repair kit and pump, extra clothing, flares, tow rope. 2. Drive your sleigh and reindeer safely. Avoid driving in…… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Holiday Safety…a new twist on an old classic
Recent survey results conducted by the Red Cross reveal that six in ten Americans feel that they need more information about how to care for someone with the flu. So here you go: When caring for someone who has the flu: Disinfect door knobs, switches, handles, toys and other surfaces that everyone touches. Use detergent…… Continue reading Stay Healthy While Caring For Others
People with asthma need to be extra diligent about steering clear of people with the H1N1 flu virus. I found this information on the Columbus Dispatch.com’s Science and Environmental Blog and thought it worthy of sharing. Be extra careful and practice social distancing – keeping at least 6 feet between you and others – as…… Continue reading H1N1 and the Asthma Connection
A brown paper bag full of cleaning supplies was sitting on my desk today encouraging the office to clean, stay healthy and to prevent H1N1. If you’re like me, then you’re not thinking too much about H1N1, but we should be. Everyone is susceptible, especially those working closely with others. Let’s be honest, how many…… Continue reading Our CEO Covers His Cough, Does Yours?
Your American Red Cross is helping the community prepare for and understand pandemic flu. Here’s how we can help you: 1. Individuals and organizations can call upon us to provide an informative 30-40 minute presentation on the latest information about H1N1. If you can pull together at least 8 individuals, we’ll come to you.…… Continue reading Red Cross Provides H1N1 Resources
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.
Sunday, my six-year-old son asked me, while driving home from an afternoon at the zoo, “Mommy, why don’t you go shopping anymore?” I had no idea where he was coming from with this question so asked him what he meant. He explained, rather slowly so that I would understand what he thought I should already…… Continue reading School Clothes, Hand Sanitizer and Batteries – What a Shopping List!