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Meet Service Award Winners Tara and Jake!

Jan 25, 2023

Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Congratulations to Tara and Jake!  These two Lincoln High School students qualify for the prestigious Youth Presidential Service Award, having logged over 100 hours of service.  […]

Abundant Volunteer Spirit of Amazon PDX7 Saves Lives

Jan 10, 2023

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region When we think of Amazon, certain business model themes may come to mind, such as convenient and speedy one-stop shopping at our fingertips or free […]

Near Tragedy Leads to Life Mission: Priscilla Fuentes’ Journey to the Red Cross

Jan 4, 2023

The Story of the Cascades Region Chief Executive Officer Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region An acrid smell alerted 12-year-old Priscilla Fuentes that her family was in danger in […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Freezing Weather

Dec 22, 2022

American Red Cross Winter weather can be rough on all of us, including our furry friends. Don’t forget to consider the safety of your pets during cold weather. The American […]

Local Volunteer Grateful for Life-Saving Blood Donations

Dec 19, 2022

Red Cross Cascades volunteer Ashlie Freeman saved by lifesaving blood transfusion.

He Will Never Know How Many Lives He Saved

Oct 31, 2022

Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region With the whir of a screwdriver and chirp of a tested alarm, Jon Grasle wraps up another day’s work. Since 2016, the Portland-based […]

Everyday People Showing Strength After Hurricane Ian

Oct 18, 2022

Rebecca Marshall/Red Cross Cascades Region “To help is to live.  Not to help is to die.  When I saw the Red Cross trucks, I saw life.”  Those were the words […]

Disaster Mental Health – A Vital Service

Oct 4, 2022

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region What is Disaster Mental Health? Did you know that the Red Cross provides counseling services after a disaster?  Disaster Mental Health, or counseling services by […]

Why Be Red Cross Ready

Sep 26, 2022

PJ Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region I recently met with Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director and Patty Smith, Disaster Program Manager for Territory 2, Central and Eastern Oregon.  We were discussing the […]

Disaster Services Volunteer Answers the call for Shelter Help

Sep 13, 2022

Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region “I signed up on the weekly response on-call list on Volunteer Connection” recalled Cascades Region volunteer, Roman Perez.  “On Wednesday, August 3rd, I received a […]