Disaster Response

Red Cross Volunteers Bring Comfort and Food to Stranded Amtrak Passengers

February 27, 2019

Retired deputy sheriff and Red Cross disaster volunteer Kim Phelps was at the Dexter, Oregon, Amtrak train station just 20 minutes after learning that help was needed for the arrival […]

2018 Year in Review – Red Cross Cascades Ups Ante When More Disasters Strike

January 7, 2019

In 2018, the American Red Cross Cascades Region, serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, has helped thousands of people prevent home fires and recover from disasters big and small.    “The Cascades Region had an […]

Meet Our Local Service Associate, Linda Morris

September 6, 2018

“Disasters bring people together,” said Linda Morris, one of the many Red Cross responders deployed to the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii. “It hit me pretty hard when I saw the […]

Escaping Wildfires in the Nick of Time

August 8, 2018

The 2017 wildfires affected the lives of many Oregonians, Rich and Vicki Cartwright and Kim Mosiman among them. The Cartwrights remember their experience in Southern Oregon’s Chetco Bar Fire from […]

We’re Training for Disasters Big and Small

June 5, 2018

For six years in a row, Red Cross employees and volunteers have gathered for a long weekend each summer to participate in Disaster Academy training. It’s a chance to learn […]