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Cascade Region’s Youth Volunteers Exemplify Excellence.

Apr 12, 2024

By Cascades Volunteer Harriet Vanderbilt On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton and a group of friends in Washington, D.C founded the American Red Cross. She led the charitable organization for […]

Smoke Alarms and Partnerships Help Save Lives

Apr 8, 2024

By Dyana Mason, Red Cross Volunteer/Board Member “We deal with people on the worst days of their lives, and so do you,” White City, Oregon Fire Marshal Speaks About Close […]

Deadly Alameda Fire Still Inspires Smoke Alarm Installations in Jackson County.

Mar 15, 2024

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region On the morning of September 8, 2020, Steve Ward got up as usual and drove his truck to work at the local Micro-Trains factory in […]

Quick thinking, heroic action, and lifesaving CPR help teenager save grandmother.

Feb 27, 2024

Story by Chelsea White / Red Cross Cascades Region Sixteen year-old Tayen Landers receives the Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action for his heroic acts on November 15, 2023. […]

2024 American Heart Month Focuses on Prevention and Education

Feb 23, 2024

Harriet Vanderbilt, Red Cross Cascades Region In 1964, President Lynden Johnson issued the initial proclamation declaring February American Heart Month. The goal is for everyone, everywhere to raise awareness around […]

Retired Teacher Turns Red Cross Volunteer and Educates over 1800 Children in Emergency Preparedness

Feb 19, 2024

Story by Chelsea White / Red Cross Cascades Region Joanne Stone was a junior high school teacher for 40 years before retiring in 2008. She jumped into a few different […]

Board Member Spotlight: Jesse Gordon Long Energizes Red Cross

Feb 13, 2024

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region I recently chatted with Jesse Gordon Long, the newest of fourteen Red Cross Cascades Region board members, who graciously gave me some of his time […]

Terry Nefcy answers the call to help 24/7

Jan 25, 2024

Harriet Vanderbelt/Red Cross Cascades Region Terry Nefcy’s parents taught him the importance of helping those in need from a young age.  “Dad and Mom told me that we must do […]

Family Tragedy Averted by a 20 Year Old Hero.

Jan 18, 2024

By Patricia Griffiths. Gasps from passengers aboard a ski boat signaled trouble to the driver, 20-year-old Ryan Perez, at Detroit Lake, Oregon on July 21, 2023. Checking his rear-view mirror, […]

Safely Heat Your Home This Winter

Jan 14, 2024

Oregon and SW Washington have seen dangerously cold temperatures, ice, snow, and blustery winds already in 2024. This has led to fallen trees and power outages for thousands of people. […]