Thursday, December 27, 2012
Check out these safety tips for before, during and after winter storms.
Northeast Ohio, including Mayfield Heights, is expected to see heavy snow Wednesday afternoon and evening. The American Red Cross has a few tips for what to do during and after the storm, including what to do if there’s a power outage: For more safety tips, including what to have ready for the next storm, check out the full PDFs from the Red Cross above.
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 …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Red Cross gets 55 donors right up to rush hour
The American Red Cross received a nice turnout for a blood drive it held Monday at the Mayfield Heights DeJohn Community Center in Meeting Room D. The Red Cross had 35 people sign up for the day, but 55 donors came to the center before 6:30 p.m. The event was scheduled to end at 7:30 p.m. with much of the evening crowd yet to arrive.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
After four months, the Red Cross and local Teamsters union have agreed to a new contract
After a bargaining process that has sometimes been contentious, the American Red Cross announced that it has reached an agree with Teamsters Local 507 in the Northern Ohio Blood Services Region. The Teamsters ratified a new collective bargaining contract Monday, according to Christy Sabaka, communications manager for the American Red Cross. "We are grateful that Teamsters members have agreed to the terms of the new contract and will start to return to work as soon as this week," Sabaka said. The Teamsters 507 went on strike in February,just days before one of the largest blood drives in the region at Landerhaven Executive Caterers in Mayfield Heights. At the time, the American Red Cross accused the union of "potentially compromising 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.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
American Red Cross comes to Mayfield Village Civic Center
The American Red Cross held a blood drive at Mayfield Village Civic Center on Monday and got a few more participants than they intended. Organizers at the door said they expected some 28 pre-registered people to show up, but with several walk-in donors, they were up to 35 by 5:30 p.m. The event was scheduled to end at 7 p.m. with much of the evening crowd yet to arrive.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Teamsters strike prompts Red Cross to cancel area's largest one-day blood drive.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
Give From the Heart, the annual Valentine's Day blood drive sponsored by Hillcrest Hospital and the American Red Cross, has been canceled because of a strike. Christy Sabaka, American Red Cross regional communications manager, said Teamsters Local 507, representing 250 workers who handle blood collection operations, plans to strike at 3 a.m. Feb. 14. She added that at this point the Valentine's Day event at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven cannot go on even if a deal could be reached. "In fairness to the sponsors and donors, we want to make sure to give plenty of notice," Sabaka said. About 12,000 people attend the Valentine's Day event and 1,000 pints of blood are collected – one day's supply for the area, Sabaka said. "The hope is to …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
American Red Cross event is area's largest one-day blood drive.
Update 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10: The blood drive has been canceled by the Red Cross. Hillcrest Hospital and the American Red Cross will have the area's largest one-day blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Heights. People who donate blood at the 15th annual Give From the Heart event on Valentine's Day will receive a free goody bag with gifts and a chance to win prize raffles throughout the day. There also will be live music and entertainment and gourmet food from Executive Caterers. Appointments are recommended for donors. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Landerhaven or call 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Event honors those who served in the armed forces
Hillcrest Hospital will have a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in Ross Auditorium. Donors will receive an American Red Cross T-Shirt honoring those who serve. They will also get a free box of chocolate-dipped fruit from Edible Arrangements and a special gift from Hillcrest Hospital. You are eligible to donate if your last donation was on or before June 16. To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: HillcrestHospital. Walk-ins will be taken as the schedule permits.