Back to School: Top 10 Rules for Children at Home Alone

  It’s back-to-school time which means some kids will be home by themselves after school lets out. When talking to kids about being at homealone, parents should stress the following steps, and post them somewhere to remind the child about what they should, or shouldn’t, do until mom, dad or caregiver get home: Lock the door and…… Continue reading Back to School: Top 10 Rules for Children at Home Alone

Back to School: Top 10 Steps to Take

As children are returning to school, many of them will be spending time home alone after school until their parents get home from work.  Decide if your child is mature enough to be home alone and ask him or her if they would be comfortable being alone.  Parents and guardians should develop a home safety plan and…… Continue reading Back to School: Top 10 Steps to Take

Fire Safety Steals the Spotlight

Even the famous face disaster, just ask country star Trace Adkins. He and his family lost their home this June to a fire that began in the garage. Luckily, his three daughters knew exactly what to do to get out safe.   Rhonda Adkins, the singer’s wife and mother of the three girls said: “”They ran…… Continue reading Fire Safety Steals the Spotlight

Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

I believe that in troubling times, we are often overwhelmed by the support of others and can’t always figure out the best ways to say thank you. I find myself very blessed and happy that through volunteering with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, I found my own way of being able to say…… Continue reading Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

A busy 24 hours as Red Cross volunteers Assist 32 People

Over the course of one eventful evening, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus sent disaster volunteers to two fires in Columbus, providing assistance to a total of 32 people.   At 6:30am on May 9th, volunteers arrived on the scene of a five-unit apartment building fire on the far west side. Every apartment in the building sustained damaged,…… Continue reading A busy 24 hours as Red Cross volunteers Assist 32 People

Need for Strong Swimming Skills Increases as Summer Approaches

Nearly one-third of Americans lack strong swimming skills – and as summer begins to blanket us in a heat wave, many will turn to water activities to escape. If you’re following me here, this means that hundreds of people with less-than-stellar swimming skills will end up in, on, or near water at some point in the next few…… Continue reading Need for Strong Swimming Skills Increases as Summer Approaches