Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Salvation Army and American Red Cross branches in Ohio and nationally are poised to provide aid to those who need it, and you can help them do it.
Ohio has already been affected by the FrankenStorm, also known as Hurricane Sandy, but our neighbors to the east are getting hit much worse. And if you're safe and sound at home, you may feel compelled to do something to help them. There are many ways to help, we're just featuring two options in this story: American Red Cross and Salvation Army. When the electricity goes out and people need shelter, it's usually the American Red Cross that sets up those shelters in schools, churches or community centers. They provide cots to sleep on, food and a safe place to rest. Sunday, the Red Cross had already set up 112 shelters in nine states. That's just the beginning. But all that costs money and while the Red Cross was created by the U.S. …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Red Cross has advice on how to cope if the electricity goes off
All of Northeast Ohio is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. With high wind and thunderstorms possible this evening, the American Red Cross has advice on how to handle a potential power outage: Before the Outage • Keep a couple of coolers on hand to store your cold food. Surround it with ice and make sure you have a digital quick-check thermometer to test whether the food has gotten too warm. • Have an emergency kit on hand with non-perishable food, water, flashlights, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, cash, medications and personal hygiene items. • Keep a non-cordless phone around. It's likely to work when the power is out. • Make sure your car's gas tank is full. During the …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
This free app isn't supposed to be a substitute for American Red Cross first aid training, but it's good in a pinch.
First aid emergencies are much less scary if you know what to do and a new app created by the American Red Cross aims to do that. The First Aid by American Red Cross app, created for both Android and iPhone users, offers step-by-step instructions on first aid including videos and animations, preparedness tips for natural disasters and a 9-1-1 button for big emergencies. It's like having a friend who's an emergency medical technician on speed dial. But it's not a substitute for in-person first aid training which the American Red Cross chapters offers regularly. The Lorain County chapter offers classes in the new hands-only CPR, babysitting, lifeguarding and more.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
One family pet, a dog, died from the fire.
A mid-morning fire that displaced 28 Somerset Apartment residents on March 8 and took the life of one family dog, was not arson, the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office determined. Investigators say that yesterday’s apartment fire at the Moore Road apartment complex in Avon Lake involved no criminal activity and the cause of the fire will be officially ruled undetermined. The fire started on the balcony of the third floor. Firefighters removed one occupant from the second floor who was treated by EMS at the complex and released. It took firefighters from six surrounding departments 48 minutes, in very windy conditions, to control. Three family pets were rescued and transported to Avon Lake Animal Clinic; one family dog perished. “An exact …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
And learn how "doing nothing" can improve your health
Upcoming events at the Avon Lake Public Library Meet Mr. Lincoln Experience an “up close and personal” visit with Abraham Lincoln on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Gerald Payn, a Life member of the National Association of Lincoln Presenters, complete with top hat and whiskers, will entertain you with a fascinating, in-character portrayal of our 16th president. Snack Attack Students in grades 1 – 3 are invited on Saturday, March 3 at 11 am to bring their imaginations and appetites and give “playing with your food” at try. Registration begins Monday, Feb. 27 in the Children’s department or by calling 44o-933-8128 x253. Relaxation and Meditation: The Science, the Art and the Joy How can spending 10 – 20 minutes a day “doing nothing” impact your …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Red Cross calls strike "unconscionable"
Members of Teamsters Local 507 are picketing at the Avon American Red Cross collection center on Center Road as they continue their strike against the American Red Cross Northern Ohio Blood Services Region, which started on Tuesday. About a dozen picketers were walking the sidewalk along the west side of Center Street on Wednesday afternoon. Several passing cars and trucks honked, waved and gave thumbs-up to the picketers. One man pulled into the parking lot and talked with two of the picketers to find out more. The Avon Red Cross center was closed on Wednesday. In a statement, the Red Cross said it was "exasperated" at the strike, saying the union had rejected pay and benefits on par with non-union employees. Blood will be brought in from…