Disaster Response

Klamath Tribes Delivers Key Community Support During Devastating Bootleg Wildfire

July 27, 2021

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region Just three days into the massive Bootleg fire raging in Oregon, the Red Cross opened an evacuation shelter at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. […]

Red Cross Volunteer Supports Wildfire Response as own Home is Threatened

July 22, 2021

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region Hank Nowak of Joliet, Montana (about 30 miles outside Billings), flew to Medford, Oregon on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 to serve as a Red Cross shelter […]

The Importance of an Emergency Kit

July 20, 2021

Story by Denise Holley / Red Cross Cascades Region How much warning will you get if you need to evacuate from a wildfire? Wildfires move quickly and unpredictably, meaning your […]

‘Leave now or you’ll die,’ How the Red Cross is Supporting those Impacted by the Bootleg Fire

July 16, 2021

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region Tim McCarley is a retired sheriff’s deputy from Reno. He, and his bride Dee, moved to Oregon along with her adult son, David, to build their dream retirement home in the […]

Historic multi-day heatwave, pushes Cascades Region volunteers to adapt to yet another disaster like no other

June 30, 2021

Story by Sarah Cagann/Red Cross Cascades Region We saw the forecasts and read the headlines; a dangerous multi-day, triple-digit heatwave was coming to the Cascades Region. Yet it was still […]

Celebrating the 140th Anniversary of the American Red Cross

May 20, 2021

Red Cross Cascades Region 140 years ago, as of this Friday, May 21st, 2021, Clara Barton set out to alleviate human suffering in the world and The American Red Cross […]

One Company’s Creative Solution to Fundraising During Oregon Wildfires

March 12, 2021

Story by Julia Green / Red Cross Cascades Region The 2020 fire season was one of the most destructive fire seasons in the state of Oregon’s history. In a matter […]

March is Red Cross Month: Thank you, Volunteers!

March 3, 2021

Story by Colleen Hathaway / Red Cross Cascades Region March is Red Cross Month:  Thank you, Volunteers! Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed March as Red Cross Month in 1943 to honor […]

Funds, Food, and Warm Hearts – Hop Valley Brewery Supports the Red Cross Oregon Wildfire Relief Efforts

January 29, 2021

Story by Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region An apocalyptic orange sun cast in ash-gray skies did not spook two Hop Valley Brewery employees from venturing outside on September […]

How One Disaster Can Inspire Change Across The Country

January 13, 2021

Story by Ali Hargrave / Red Cross Cascades Region It’s hard to believe that it has already been six months since the 2020 Oregon Wildfires devastated our region. Though disasters […]