Cascades Region Fast Facts

In 2018, in the face of emergencies, the Red Cross Cascades Region, serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, mobilized the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors to help our neighbors in need and prevent future disasters.

An average of 90 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

The Red Cross Cascades Region responded to 729 local disasters

The Red Cross Cascades Region provided overnight stays for 405 people in 9 shelters and served 6,162 meals and snacks.

Last year, more than 70,536 people received Red Cross training and information in first aid, CPR, water safety and other skills that help save lives.

More than 193,802 units of blood were collected, helping patients at 60+ area hospitals.

The Red Cross Cascades Region provided services to military members, veterans and their families 7 times a day.

3,047 people across Oregon and Southwest Washington proudly call themselves Red Cross volunteers.

In 2018, the American Red Cross Cascades Region continued its commitment to delivering services during another year of significant need both locally and nationally. In addition to deploying to disasters at home and across the country, our responders provided help to families affected by home fires and other local disasters every day with things like shelter, food, water and other assistance.

In 2019, the Red Cross once again set out to install more than 100,000 smoke alarms in cities across the country. We have already installed nearly 30,000 smoke alarms in homes that needed them in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and we will continue to fulfill our mission to reduce home fire-related death and injury. In 2018, as part of the Sound the Alarm campaign, the Red Cross Cascades Region made 2,440 homes safer by installing more than 7,400 smoke alarms. Join us to Sound the Alarm and save lives by visiting

To learn more about the work the Red Cross does in our community every day, find us online at, on Facebook at, on Instagram @Redcrosscascades and on Twitter @RedCrossCasc