Safety & Preparedness

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

By Red Cross Cascades Region | 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 […]

Binational Health Week 2021 Highlights Collaboration Between Red Cross and Community Partners

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 18, 2021

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Binational Health Week was created 20 years ago as a week-long celebration.  Over time, it has become a month-long series of community-focused activities […]

Red Cross Helps Connect Mom with her Deployed Marine Husband After Son’s Injury

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 15, 2021

Story by Denise Holley and Judi Mahoney / Red Cross Cascades Region When her 11-year-old son fell at school and nearly fractured his cranium in 2012, Tania Vera was desperate to […]

‘I was out like a light’: Two Oregonians Awarded Red Cross Lifesaving Awards for their Quick Action

By Red Cross Cascades Region | August 4, 2021

Story by Colleen Hathaway / Red Cross Cascades Region Recently I called Tim Waud, Oregon Masters Swimming Chair and Head Coach of the Oregon City Tankers masters swimming team.  I […]

The Importance of an Emergency Kit

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 20, 2021

Story by Denise Holley / Red Cross Cascades Region How much warning will you get if you need to evacuate from a wildfire? Wildfires move quickly and unpredictably, meaning your […]

Sound the Alarm is Back in 2021 to Inspire Everyone to Make their Homes Safer

By Red Cross Cascades Region | April 8, 2021

Story by Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region With the whir of a screwdriver and chirp of a tested alarm, Cascades Region volunteer Jon Grasle wraps up another day’s […]

Winter Weather May Still Be On Its Way

By Red Cross Cascades Region | February 10, 2021

Story by Denise Holley / Red Cross Cascades Region This year, winter has held back its blankets of snow and biting temperatures from much of the valleys and high deserts […]

From Wildfires to Earthquakes – Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 14, 2020

Story by Ali Hargrave / Red Cross Cascades Over the course of the past couple of months, Oregon like much of the West Coast has been devastated by wildfires. Though […]

Preparedness Month Goes Virtual but Preparing for a Disaster Remains Very Real

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 1, 2020

Story by Melanie Derbes / Red Cross Cascades “Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.” “Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.” If you repeat this to yourself […]

How to Get Ready for Wildfire Season During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 14, 2020

Story by Cynthia Shaw/American Red Cross Disasters won’t stop during the coronavirus outbreak. It is predicted that this year’s wildfire season is going to be more difficult than last due […]