Friday, February 8, 2013
The American Red Cross announced it is partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue in a fundraising initiative to make a tangible difference in the lives of people here in the Northeast Ohio community.
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 …
Sunday, June 17, 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 Greater Cleveland chapter offers classes in the new hands-only CPR, babysitting, lifeguarding and more.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Mort and Iris November honored for philanthropy in Beachwood and beyond
A Beachwood couple were named Heroes by the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland this week. Mort and Iris November were awarded the Hero Award for the Community Voluteer category for their philanthropic work, which includes a fund at the Jewish Community Federation that supports projects like sending school supplies to Ethiopian children in Israel. They have also published a how-to book to fundraising for philanthropic efforts called The Fine Art Of Schnorring: The A to Z’s of Fund Raising and Philanthropy (Windjammer Adventure Publishing, 2011). The Novembers’ philanthropy reaches past Beachwood: a learning center at East Cleveland Library, a Cleveland public schools academic reward program and a wing at the Cleveland Clinic have all …
Friday, January 28, 2011
American Red Cross issues national appeal for donations
The American Red Cross has announced that adverse weather is to blame for a record low blood supply in the Eastern half of the United States. The organization estimates that more than 16,000 blood and platelet donations have gone uncollected over the last several weeks. Katy Berger, spokesperson for the Northern Ohio American Red Cross, said that this has meant a more dramatic drop in blood supply than the Red Cross has seen at this time of the year in a decade. At least 25 blood drives in Ohio have been canceled and Berger added that the weather has kept donors from venturing out to donate. But you can help. Blood Drives are being held all over the Cleveland area and several are in Beachwood in the coming weeks. Mitchell’s Ice Cream is …