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“Guardian Angels were watching over me,” Portland man saved at local park by CPR certified bystanders

Jun 13, 2022

Story by Chelsea White/Red Cross Cascades Region   When an average Portland morning went from daily dog walking to a life-threatening emergency, Megan Carpenter’s quick actions and CPR training helped save […]

Hundreds of Oregon and SW Washington homes made safer with free smoke alarms during annual Sound the Alarm campaign

Jun 6, 2022

Story by Chad Carter/Red Cross Cascades Region Working smoke alarms save lives. Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster, with more than 86,000 people relying on the American Red […]

Local teen’s roots in Red Cross spur leadership opportunity with FEMA

Jun 1, 2022

Story By Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region Katie Clark does not hesitate when asked what inspired her to become a 2022-23 FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Member, a coveted leadership position […]

The Saving Power of Smoke Alarms

May 6, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Vivian Bates likely was unaware that people often have just two minutes to escape a home fire.  She probably had no idea that […]

Blood drive turns teenager’s cancer journey from devastation to action

Mar 30, 2022

Story by Chelsea White/Red Cross Cascades Region  “Are you telling me that this is cancer?” It‘s a question no mother wants to ask her 12-year-old daughter’s doctor after receiving the […]

Red Cross honors community heroes during annual Red Cross Month celebration in March

Mar 1, 2022

Celebrate by donating on Red Cross Giving Day, March 23; giving blood; or volunteering   Last year, local Red Cross volunteers responded to nearly 700 emergency disasters, including home fires and […]

Cascades Region high schoolers find passion and service in Red Cross Youth Councils

Feb 1, 2022

Story by Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region What comes to mind when you think of an American Red Cross Leader?    Are they coordinating disaster response services?    Collaborating with […]

Cascades Region chapters rev up support to raise funds for new blood transport vehicles

Jan 27, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and the American Red Cross delivers more blood to patients in need than any other blood bank. Nearly […]

Son’s blood transfusions and heartbreaking cancer battle, leads mom to Red Cross career ‘to give back’

Jan 13, 2022

Story by Lara Weberling/Red Cross Cascades Region Our son Hans was just three years old when he was diagnosed with Stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma in 2006. They found a large […]

Cascades Region volunteers sacrifice holidays with family to support those impacted by Kentucky tornadoes

Jan 6, 2022

Story by Dawn Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region Nearly a month after an outbreak of deadly tornadoes cut through the heart of the Midwest and South in December 2021, Red Cross […]