Safety & Preparedness

Make Your Family Quarantine Safe with these Preparedness Activities for Kids

By Chad Carter | April 24, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, most schools across the country have been forced to close, leaving millions of children at home. With children no longer receiving the same educational […]

Why Right Now is The Right Time to Donate Blood

By Red Cross Cascades Region | March 16, 2020

Story by Hannah. C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades Region Last Wednesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced new rules around mass gatherings, social distancing, and schools. In the days following, as people heed those […]

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

By Chad Carter | 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 […]

Oregon Ducks Dive Into Organizing New Red Cross Club

By Red Cross Cascades Region | January 22, 2020

Story by Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades Region Red Cross clubs are an incredible way for high school and college aged individuals to work directly with the Red […]

Wilson High School Senior Receives Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders

By Red Cross Cascades Region | January 15, 2020

Story by Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades Region Rivkah Zigman, a senior at Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon didn’t hesitate when she was called to help save […]

Cascades Region Teen Selected to Serve on National Youth Preparedness Council

By Red Cross Cascades Region | December 11, 2019

Story by Hannah C. Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region We chatted with Jessie Huang about being selected as a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). […]

Are Your Pets Prepared for a Disaster?

By Red Cross Cascades Region | December 4, 2019

Story by Hannah C. Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region A 2018 study by Banfield Pet Hospital showed that 91% of pet owners are unprepared for a disaster. For many of us, […]

Cascades Region FAST Program Ready to Respond at Major Sporting Events

By Red Cross Cascades Region | November 20, 2019

Story by Dori Cooper/Red Cross Cascades Region Since 1979, the American Red Cross has been providing first aid services at public festivals, sporting events and concerts. The Red Cross community […]

Turn & Test When You Set Your Clocks Back

By Chad Carter | November 1, 2019

As people turn their clocks back this weekend for the end of daylight saving time, it’s also a great time to test your smoke alarms. “Home fires are our community’s […]

Red Cross Cascades Region Takes Cover During 2019 Great Shakeout (Photos)

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 21, 2019

Story by Hannah C. Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region At 10:17 AM on October 17, 2019 people dropped under their desks, tables and chairs to cover their heads and necks, and […]