Safety & Preparedness

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 […]

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 […]