Disaster Response

72 Years Later, A Look Back at How the Red Cross Responded to the Vanport Flood

May 30, 2020

Story by Bhavna Verma / Red Cross Cascades Region Vanport now is a memory of a city that was once one of the largest housing projects in the United States. […]

Annual Disaster Academy Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Story by Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades The Cascades Region Disaster Academy takes place every May and typically, the academy would be an in-person event at Willamette University and is […]

Red Cross Offers Virtual Care for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones

May 22, 2020

The American Red Cross is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People can visit redcross.org/get-help to […]

The Red Cross Finds New Ways to Provide Disaster Support During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Story by Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Even a telecommunication engineer struggles with how to pack a hug into a phone call. Carl Nelson, a retired telecommunication engineer and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Remembering Pendleton, Flooding Inspires Locals into Action

April 6, 2020

Editors Note: April 6, 2020, marked the two month anniversary of the Umatilla County flooding. During this unique time, we just wanted to recognize all of the volunteers that supported […]

Giving Day Takes On A Different Meaning This Year

March 25, 2020

Story By Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades Region Today, March 25th is Giving Day for the American Red Cross. And, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Giving […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Through Humor and Compassion, Volunteer Linda Morris Finds her Calling with the Red Cross

March 11, 2020

Story by Julia Green/Red Cross Cascades Region Standing in their living room in Oregon, Linda Morris and her husband watched as Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in October of 2017. […]

What I’ve Learned While Volunteering with the Red Cross

February 18, 2020

Story by Bhavna Derma / Red Cross Cascades Region The American Red Cross is an organization that is 90 percent led by its volunteers. Across the globe, the American Red […]

‘The Red Cross Was There,’ A Mother Shares Her Message Following a Devastating Home Fire (Video)

January 28, 2020

Story by Chad Carter/Red Cross Cascades Region The smell of smoke. The crackling of burning wood. The piercing sound of a smoke alarm echoing throughout your home. Home fires can […]

New Central & Eastern Oregon Executive Director Experiences First Red Cross Deployment

November 13, 2019

Story by Bhavna Verma/Red Cross Cascades Region It’s been a whirlwind few months for Nadine McCrindle, the new Red Cross Cascades Region Executive Director for Central & Eastern Oregon. She […]