Disaster Response

‘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 […]

Red Cross Volunteers Show Resilience During a Fire Season Like No Other

December 8, 2020

Story by Julia Green / Red Cross Cascades Region It’s early September in Oregon, and Rebecca Marshall has worked as the Regional Disaster Officer of the Red Cross Cascades Region […]

Amid the Aftermath of Devastation, Blue River is Rising

November 19, 2020

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Photos by Liz Miller / Red Cross Cascades Region The rustic riverside town of Blue River, Oregon is a special community. Like so many communities […]

The Oregon Wildfires Inspired Me to Help, The Oregon Spirit Left Me in Awe

November 11, 2020

Story and photos by Anne Stearns / Red Cross Cascades Region My name is Anne Stearns and I was one of Disaster Health Services Supervisors for the wildfire disaster relief […]