Massive Cyclone Hits India

A massive cyclone hit India Saturday evening, India time (11:30 am EST). Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated their homes to move inland to shelters. They moved in hopes of riding out the storm, By mid-afternoon India time, wind gusts were so strong they could blow over grown men. Sea waters pushed inland swamping villages…… Continue reading Massive Cyclone Hits India

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

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

Peter Conrad: Serving Columbus for over 30 years

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern A native of Columbus, Peter Conrad has worked for the Red Cross of Central-Southeast Ohio for over 30 years or over half of his lifetime. After beginning his Red Cross career as a mobile assistant for blood services, he eventually began working for Community Transportation, his department…… Continue reading Peter Conrad: Serving Columbus for over 30 years

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!

Reuiniting loved ones after disasters strike

Above: volunteers Rebecca Mullins and Cindy Vanderbilt attend the patient tracking course By Stephanie Heckman, American Red Cross Public Relations Intern “Often times, scary events strike our lives and the lives of our families and friends. Injuries can happen and family members can be separated,” said Norm Hoffman, the Regional Response Manager for the American…… Continue reading Reuiniting loved ones after disasters strike

Joseph Sanchez: Why driving patients to life-saving appointments is a necessity

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In January, Joseph Sanchez became a Community Transportation intern for the American Red Cross of Central-Southeast Ohio. As a premed biology major at the Ohio State University, he seems like an unlikely candidate to do marketing and promotions for a transportation program. “I’ve always wanted to get… Continue reading Joseph Sanchez: Why driving patients to life-saving appointments is a necessity