Pit Bull Sasha Receives Red Cross Honor

Some people are afraid of Pit Bulls, but Sasha is not a dog to be feared. Similar to most all-white dogs, Sasha was born deaf and has miraculously overcome many […]

Save-a-Life Saturday

Tragedy struck in Tucson when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, among others, was victim of a shooting. Luckily, several bystanders, trained in vital lifesaving skills were able to sustain the life of […]

UPDATE: Flooding In Oregon

Today may be dry, but the last week sure hasn’t been. In fact, it’s been so wet that parts of Oregon have seen flooding and landslides, particularly in the Welches […]

Aumsville Tornado

Things are so busy around here that I’m just going to post a few links: Updates on our tornado response Tornado safety tips Photo set from tornado Quick video clip […]

On Being A Volunteer In Rural Oregon

“When the local Red Cross volunteer arrives at the scene, their goal is to assess the situation, provide comfort and immediate assistance to the family in the form of shelter, […]

Friday Final Cut

It’s Friday, and I once again find myself with a plethora of stories. So here’s your final cut…everything that I want to share, but don’t have time to blog. Enjoy! […]

Why I Help: Phil Gonzales

Phil Gonzales is tough. After 50 years working for car dealerships in southern Oregon, the first thing he did in his “retirement” was try out for Survivor. Though he didn’t […]

A Good Sign For Preparedness

Preparedness information should be available to everyone, no matter what language you speak. From Arabic to Vietnamese, we’ve got a ton of materials right at your fingertips. And now, thanks […]

Drill-a In Umatilla

This month, we’ve been busy with lots of drills; testing our capacity to respond to disasters around the state. Yesterday there was one out in Umatilla…here’s a recap: (BTW, we […]

Oregon Trail Chapter CEO Abducted by Aliens

Here is the proof; our “fearless” leader has been abducted by aliens. His whereabouts are unknown. There is a clone now occupying his office which explains a lot of recent […]