Thursday, November 15, 2012
Three performers will be onstage at Around the Corner to benefit the American Red Cross.
Three performers — Megan Zurkey, Brian Douglas Day and Rob Duskey — are taking the stage at Around the Corner tonight to raise money for the American Red Cross. Also, a raffle is slated, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Red Cross. Here are the prizes: The event is from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at Around the Corner in Lakewood. There is a $20 cover, unlimited taco bar and beverages (including domestic drafts).
Friday, November 2, 2012
The lights came back on for about 4,000 Lakewood residents on Thursday. The rest are still waiting.
The power came back on for 4,000 Lakewood residents on Thursday. However, there are still nearly 10,000 residents in the dark. And, in Lakewood, they may be waiting a few more days — some until Monday night, according to the FirstEnergy website. There were 9,459 residents without power on Thursday night, according to an outage map. That’s down from more than 13,000 the night before. “We started gaining ground on Wednesday,” said Mayor Michael Summers, who spent much of the week stopping at the scenes of outages. “The biggest gains are the infrastructure repair.” The only road that remained closed was Lake Road, between Cove and Nicholson avenues, where electric company crews set up a long row of elevated lifts to repair downed lines. …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hundreds of meals delivered Tuesday to Gold Coast apartment complexes; more meals to be served at city’s “emergency reception center” on Madison Avenue.
The American Red Cross arrived in Lakewood to deliver hundreds of meals to the city’s seniors who were left in the dark Tuesday evening. The relief organization made a couple of stops in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood: Lake Shore Towers and Marine Towers East. Both buildings — with a high concentration of senior citizens — were left without power. Mayor Michael Summers was one of several volunteers running boxes of food to hungry residents. “Some of these residents are nervous and vulnerable,” he said, adding that they are welcome to head to the city’s “emergency reception center” at the Lawther Senior Center on Madison Avenue if the power is still out on Wednesday. The lobby of the Lake Shore Tower — powered with a back-up generator…
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.