Disaster Response

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 […]

Trick-or-Treat…for Disaster!

October 29, 2019

Story by Patricia N. Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region SW Washington Red Cross Youth Volunteers Turn Halloween Fun into a Fun-draiser Scuffling footsteps, whispered giggles, and cheers of “Trick-or-Treat!” will be […]

These Red Cross Societies Built a Partnership Through Shared Disaster Experiences

June 11, 2019

Story by Chad Carter/Red Cross Cascades Region Looking at a globe, it’s hard to see the state of Oregon in the same sight as the countries of Indonesia and Israel. […]

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 […]