Disaster Response

Disaster Academy Where Red Crossers Go to Learn

June 29, 2022

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region The name sounds ominous – Disaster Academy. But its purpose is incredibly hopeful. On the first weekend in June 2022, American Red Cross […]

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

January 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 […]

Cascades Region volunteer Nina Sjoding personifies the Red Cross mission

January 4, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Nina Sjoding lives the Red Cross mission.  She is passionate about her work as a Service to Armed Forces Resiliency Workshop facilitator and […]

Red Cross Experience Provides Inspiration for Volunteer to Become Frontline Wildfire Firefighter

October 5, 2021

Story by Patricia Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region Soot grinds into eyes. Heat sears through three layers of clothing. The raging fire roars into ears. Fighting the 220,000-acre Caldor fire in […]

A Year Later, Historic 2020 Fires Recall Memories of Love and Loss

September 7, 2021

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Red Cross Cascades Region One year ago, on Sept. 7, 2020, Mother Nature unleashed a catastrophic series of events upon thousands of Oregonians.   First, there […]

Bootleg Fire Showcases Importance of Collaboration During Disaster Response

August 11, 2021

If you walk into the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team headquarters for Zone 1 of the Bootleg Wildfire you will find yourself in a sea of green pants […]

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 […]