New Executive Director for the Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross Brings Leadership Skills and Kindness

March 8, 2023

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region Have you ever spoken to someone you didn’t know who immediately put you at ease with their warmth and knowledge?  That’s how it felt calling […]

Near Tragedy Leads to Life Mission: Priscilla Fuentes’ Journey to the Red Cross

January 4, 2023

The Story of the Cascades Region Chief Executive Officer Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region An acrid smell alerted 12-year-old Priscilla Fuentes that her family was in danger in […]

Keep students safe with these Red Cross back to school tips

August 25, 2022

Now is a good time to devise family preparedness plan School bells will be calling students back to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross Cascades Region, has steps […]

“Guardian Angels were watching over me,” Portland man saved at local park by CPR certified bystanders

June 13, 2022

Story by Chelsea White/Red Cross Cascades Region   When an average Portland morning went from daily dog walking to a life-threatening emergency, Megan Carpenter’s quick actions and CPR training helped save […]

Hundreds of Oregon and SW Washington homes made safer with free smoke alarms during annual Sound the Alarm campaign

June 6, 2022

Story by Chad Carter/Red Cross Cascades Region Working smoke alarms save lives. Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster, with more than 86,000 people relying on the American Red […]

Red Cross honors community heroes during annual Red Cross Month celebration in March

March 1, 2022

Celebrate by donating on Red Cross Giving Day, March 23; giving blood; or volunteering   Last year, local Red Cross volunteers responded to nearly 700 emergency disasters, including home fires and […]

It’s Halloween! Here are the Red Cross safety tips for your trick-or-treater as pandemic continues

October 28, 2021

Trick-or-treating is back this Halloween, however the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means there are extra factors to consider when planning your activities. The American Red Cross offers these tips and more […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]