Selfless employee embodies mission of Augusta Red Cross

...people to help the local American Red Cross with blood drives, community fundraisers...For nearly 30 years, the Augusta Red Cross office manager has devoted her life...executive director of the American Red Cross of Augusta.Pennington said that...

Columbia County house destroyed by fire as family escapes

...evacuating his family to a neighbor's house and calling 911. No one was injured, authorities said.Lovett said the Red Cross was assisting the family with shelter and necessities. He said it was too soon to comment on the origin of the fire...

Summer demands blood donations

...get it is by somebody else's generosity."Type -negative blood is among the most sought-after type, but American Red Cross spokeswoman Krystal Overmyer said it accepts any type."Each day, the South Carolina blood region needs approximately...

Where you live: Caring for the community

The Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross was presented a check Monday for $20,500 from money raised during a sold out Beach Boys concert at the James Brown Arena.

Music by Turner: Expect Beach Boys to bring fun, fun, fun for Augusta audience

...as the legendary Beach Boys visit Bell Auditorium on Sunday, July 13.The 7 p.m. show is presented by the American Red Cross of Augusta as part of their longtime concert series Hot Summer Nights. Tickets start at $49 and can be purchased at...

Building an Emergency Supply Kit

...It's easy to just buy a kit, but you can also assemble one yourself. I recommend the first aid kit guide from the Red Cross. A whistle Why? What if you need to signal for help? Don't rely on your own ability or your family's ability to whistle...

Getzen's Pond was place for swimming

...Getzen's over to his mother, who built cabins around the pond. Her daughter Katherine became involved and introduced Red Cross lifesaving lessons with licensed life guards.Eventually, the cost of all this became too much and she closed the pond...


...BOYS ? HOT SOUTHERN NIGHT: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; presented by American Red Cross of Augusta; $49, $59, $89, $99, tickets at Champions Box Office at James Brown Arena and online at www.georgialinatix...

Augusta ranks last among major Georgia cities for online giving

...disposable income.Before coming to the Augusta Chapter of the American Red Cross, Executive Director Jennifer Pennington said she worked with the...donors give, we are grateful for every dollar donated to the American Red Cross," she said.

FEMA: Augusta broke federal regulations in ice storm cleanup contracts

...assure we are prepared for disasters," who is Mie Lucas, the disaster preparedness coordinator, James said. A former Red Cross disaster staffer in Charleston, S.C., Lucas was hired in January 2013 at a salary of $57,859.The office now...