Top Five Disasters Of 2008

‘Tis the season for Top Ten and Top Five lists.  Everywhere you look, you’ll see lists of 2008’s best books, worst outfits, weirdest science experiments… pretty much everything.  And you know […]

How Would You Pronounce This Word?

DOSR.   Okay, it’s not exactly a word. It’s an acronym – one of the many we use as shorthand when we’re in disaster mode here at the Red Cross. […]

Chefs Master How To Deal With Disaster

I’m not normally an Esquire Magazine reader, but who doesn’t love knowing the Best New Restaurants of 2008? But the part of the issue that most interested me were the […]

Disasters Change Lives. You Can Too.

The Magic Fryer video came from last year’s hurricane season, but this year’s is still ongoing. Just to give you a little visual reminder of what the Red Cross has […]

Some Volunteer Appreciation

If you’ve been following the numbers on the blog (off to your right), you’ll see that we’re at about 186 Oregon deployments related to Hurricane Season 2008. Of those, about […]

Who wants to make these for me?…Please?

Last week we brought you a rad hurricane t-shirt, but you know what? It’s starting to get a bit too chilly for t-shirts (at least without a jacket).  So it’s […]

Today is the day we need your help.

Are you participating in the “roadblock” today? If so, please let us know in the comments. We made some dramatic changes to our homepage for today, and today’s blog will […]

Another Mapstravaganza. Thanks, Google!

Google rocks! They made an interactive map of all the shelters on the gulf coast. You can click on the icons for details about each shelter.  And speaking of maps […]

Category 1, 2, 3…What’s the difference?

Category 1, Category 2, Category 3… so what’s the difference? Watch this. I wish I could show this animation to everyone – especially some media who blow off (no pun […]

Haiti and Cuba: What We’re Doing

If you’re anything like Blake (and own a television), you’ve surely seen images of devastation in Haiti and Cuba caused by the recent hurricanes. One thing you might be wondering […]