Safety & Preparedness

Local company, Mountain House Launches Red Cross Month Fundraising Campaign

By Red Cross Cascades Region | March 16, 2023

Chelsea White/ Red Cross Cascades Region Build a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Local Oregon company, Mountain House not only helps with freeze dried food for your emergency kit, […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Freezing Weather

By Red Cross Cascades Region | December 22, 2022

American Red Cross Winter weather can be rough on all of us, including our furry friends. Don’t forget to consider the safety of your pets during cold weather. The American […]

He Will Never Know How Many Lives He Saved

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 31, 2022

Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region With the whir of a screwdriver and chirp of a tested alarm, Jon Grasle wraps up another day’s work. Since 2016, the Portland-based […]

Why Be Red Cross Ready

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 26, 2022

PJ Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region I recently met with Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director and Patty Smith, Disaster Program Manager for Territory 2, Central and Eastern Oregon.  We were discussing the […]

Keep students safe with these Red Cross back to school tips

By Red Cross Cascades Region | 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 […]

Get ready now for a wildfire at your doorstep

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 26, 2022

By Denise Holley/Red Cross Cascades A cool, wet spring delayed the start of fire season in Oregon and Southwest Washington this year. But now we have hot days, a bumper […]

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

By Red Cross Cascades Region | 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 […]

The Saving Power of Smoke Alarms

By Red Cross Cascades Region | May 6, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Vivian Bates likely was unaware that people often have just two minutes to escape a home fire.  She probably had no idea that […]

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 […]