Safety & Preparedness

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 […]

20 Ways to Stay Safe As You Celebrate the Fourth of July

By Red Cross Cascades Region | June 30, 2020

Story by American Red Cross The Fourth of July is just days away, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But […]

Summer Sun Brings Fresh Reminders of Water Safety

By Red Cross Cascades Region | June 23, 2020

Story by Hastings Spencer / Red Cross Cascades Region It’s a summer statistic that sends chills down the spine of parents. Ten people die each day from unintentional drowning, and […]

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, […]