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“I Lost Six of my People.” Maui Wildfire Survivor Opens Up To Red Cross Volunteer.

Sep 26, 2023

By Darrell Fuller Watch Darrell’s story here. I am a volunteer with the American Red Cross. I spent four weeks on the island of Maui responding to the wildfires there. […]

Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in North Portland

Sep 21, 2023

By Gabriel Gottfried/Red Cross Cascades Region “People don’t know, can’t know, when they are going to need that smoke detector to save their lives, so do it now.” – John […]

A Legacy of Love and Advocacy: Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Sep 10, 2023

“A life of struggling, a life of pain.” That’s how Pastor Marcia Taylor explains her daughter’s life. Her daughter died of complications from Sickle Cell disease at the age of […]

Deploying to Maui:  One Volunteer’s Perspective

Aug 25, 2023

By Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region The Hawaii wildfires devastating the state are the worst in Hawaii’s history and the deadliest fires in the United States in more than 100 […]

Chris Schwarzkopf, a retired long haul driver, volunteers his time delivering blood to the Oregon coast.

Volunteer Delivers Lifesaving Blood Products

Aug 7, 2023

Olivia Wolf/Red Cross Cascades Region Every Friday, Chris Schwartzkopf delivers essential blood supplies from the Portland Red Cross facility to an Oregon coast hospital. About half of the time, his […]

Red Cross Volunteers Take Lead on Disaster

Jul 26, 2023

Rebecca Marshall/Red Cross Cascades Region One thing to know about wildfire and response is that it can change at a moment’s notice. As this blog is being written, the Red […]

Be Wildfire Ready!

Jul 20, 2023

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region There are currently 16 active wildfires in Oregon, burning more than 5,000 acres, according to the Department of Emergency Management (OEM)’s Wildfire Response and Recovery […]

First Ever Red Cross Team Attends the Veteran Wheelchair Games in Portland.

Jul 10, 2023

By Rebecca Marshall/Cascades Region “When you are here, it’s your home away from home.  You forget about your injuries and your pain,” says Marine veteran Luis Bernal who’s been coming […]

Red Cross Tips For A Safe Summer

Jun 28, 2023

As we all head outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather this summer, the Red Cross Cascades Region has some tips to help you stay safe no matter what […]

Disaster Academy in the Red Cross Cascades Region Marks 11 Years of Training Success

Jun 26, 2023

Disaster Academy attendees pose for a picture at Willamette University.