April 23, 2014

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Support disaster relief on National Day of Giving

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross In early September, the American Red Cross launched a $100 million nationwide fundraising campaign called the Campaign for Disaster Relief: Disasters Change Lives. You Can Too. We are past the halfway point, raising more than $60 million in cash and pledges. In support of our Campaign for Disaster Relief, Read More…

Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross With witches, goblins and super heroes descending on neighborhoods across the country, the American Red Cross offers parents some safety tips to help prepare their children for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment. Following some common sense practices can keep events Read More…

Were you ready when the lights went out?

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross As I write this column, many Medina County residents are still without electricity due to the high winds associated with Hurricane Ike that blew through Northeast Ohio on Sept. 14. As you searched the house for a radio or a flashlight with operating batteries or wished you had stored Read More…

Prepare for school by following safety tips

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross As summer vacations come to an end, students across the county are heading back to school. Before your family settles back into its school-year routine, take a minute to review the following tips and get prepared for the year ahead. Whether they walk, ride the bus or travel by Read More…

American Red Cross recognizes the 2008 Heartland Heroes

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross At the 2008 Heartland Heroes Celebration, the American Red Cross of Medina County will honor 16 real heroes of Medina County. The chapter will honor ordinary people from the community who have performed extraordinary acts of courage to save a life or have committed countless hours to a special Read More…

Recognize Red Cross spirit, care in March

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross Each year during the month of March we formally recognize the spirit of the volunteers, donors, partners and employees who support the Red Cross mission of humanitarianism. This year, we especially want to honor our dedicated volunteers. We celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of the 500 volunteers of the Read More…

Red Cross needs your help for disaster team

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross When a disaster threatens or strikes, dedicated volunteers in Medina County respond to the immediate needs of their neighbors.

Calling all bakers!

The Decadent Chocolate Dessert Contest and the Children’s Cookie Contest, affiliated with the American Red Cross Chocolate Festival, have been moved to the day before the Chocolate Festival on Feb. 1 at the Buehler’s River Styx Community Room. In order to free up much-needed space for the Chocolate Festival on Feb. 2 at the Community Read More…

Thanks for giving

During this holiday season, it’s important for the Red Cross to say thank you to the Medina County community. The services we deliver in this community would never be possible without the involvement of so many people who volunteer their time and generously share their treasure, and who are even willing to give blood. This Read More…

American Red Cross offers ways to help

Many people tell us they would like to help the local Red Cross, but don’t have a lot of time or money to give. During the coming weeks, there are many ways you can help yourself while you help the Red Cross: