Have a food allergy or dietary restriction?

How to prepare emergency kits for those with food allergies, vegetarians, vegans and the gluten-free By Stephanie Heckman, Communications Volunteer As a 20-something, I know many people with food allergies, celiac disease or who have variations of a gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan diet. I am also a vegan of six years. What happens when those…… Continue reading Have a food allergy or dietary restriction?

Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternAs recent events in Oklahoma and Texas have shown us, tornadoes can strike anytime and anywhere. Midwestern states, like our lovely home state of Ohio, are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Weather patterns can change rapidly and disasters happen overnight. The best time to prepare is long before you…… Continue reading Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

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