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American Red Cross offers Thanksgiving cooking and travel tips

Millions of Americans will be preparing meals and traveling throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway.

“More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year,” reports Beth Leggett, Director, American Red Cross of Ottawa County. “The week of Thanksgiving is also one of the busiest travel periods. We want people to arrive at their destinations, enjoy time with their loved ones and make it home safely.”

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Red Cross assists those affected by Midwest Tornadoes

The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region is responding to provide assistance to people affected by Sunday night’s Midwest Tornadoes. Red Cross staff and volunteers have responded to calls for help in Lucas, Putnam and Wood Counties, including the hard hit community of Cloverdale. 

Immediate Red Cross assistance is based on an individual’s needs and typically includes food, clothing, comfort kits, medical or prescription assistance, emotional support and temporary shelter. In the next few days, Red Cross volunteers will be available to provide direct assistance0 for items such as bedding and support with security deposit or rent as clients have need. 

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