Animal Lovers- Prepare Your Pets For Emergencies

In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing to protect your pets is to evaucate them too. Test your knowledge about how to prepare your pets in times of disaster. 1. Local and state health and safety organizations permit the Red Cross to allow pets in disaster shelters: A)…… Continue reading Animal Lovers- Prepare Your Pets For Emergencies

Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In the past few days, temperatures in parts of the country have reached over 100 degrees. Excessively hot and humid weather has killed more Americans than any other weather-related disaster. Heat waves are defined as extended periods of hot, humid weather that is 10 degrees higher than…… Continue reading Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat

Columbus volunteer helps a furry friend in Alabama

Jim Johnson has been volunteering with the American Red Cross for several years now with the First Aid Service Team, disaster response and more. On a recent deployment in Alabama to help residents recover from flooding and severe weather, he was approached by a community member who could no longer care for his pup. Jim, being…… Continue reading Columbus volunteer helps a furry friend in Alabama

31 Days 31 Ways- Take an Online Be Red Cross Ready Tutorial

No time to attend a Be Red Cross Ready presentation? No worries. Now you can take the Be Red Cross Ready tutorial online. It’s a step-by-step tutorial that is easy to navigate and gives you detailed information about building a kit, making a plan and staying informed. This tutorial can be done in segments, making it…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways- Take an Online Be Red Cross Ready Tutorial

31 Days 31 Ways- Prepare your pets for emergency

I have a puppy that I adore. Until I began working for the American Red Cross, I had never thought of what I would do with Alfred Lord Tennyson (what? I was an English major) in case of an emergency. You should have an emergency plan that includes every member of your family, even the…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways- Prepare your pets for emergency

Cricket’s Yips n’ Tips

It’s nearly the peak of hurricane season. But we’re lucky we live way up here in Ohio because we are never affected by hurricanes this far north. If you lived in Ohio two years ago, you probably remember Hurricane Ike. It was just a windstorm by the time it reached us – but what a…… Continue reading Cricket’s Yips n’ Tips