Safety & Preparedness

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 […]

Join the Red Cross Cascades Region in The Great ShakeOut on Thursday, October 17th!

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 15, 2019

Story by Hannah C. Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region Oregon is home to beautiful mountains with amazing hikes, rugged coastlines, and adventurous people. Our state also lies on the Cascadia Subduction […]