WWII Red Cross Girl

I thought this vintage photo and the attached caption were very affecting. The caption reads: “It hardly matters whether the evocation of Joan of Arc in this photograph was intentional […]

A Lesson From Literature

Lately, I’ve been reading a book called The Hot Zone. In this true story, epidemiologists with the US Army and the CDC race to control deadly viruses. Last night, I […]


Here at the Red Cross, we want to be prepared for anything! What could be more perfect than the all-in-one, self-sustaining SurvivaBall! You can watch a video to learn all […]

Threadless Tee Roundup

As we’ve mentioned before, the blogettes at the Red Cross like to shop. While we’re diligently searching for that perfect vintage coat or those stylish — yet comfortable — pair […]

Last Night In Laurelhurst…

…there was an earthquake. It’s no lie; according to this article, about 2,000 Portlanders in Laurelhurst and Ladd’s Addition felt the 2.6 tremor last night at around 9:34 p.m. Given […]

Fire Preparedness by the Numbers…

Following up to the post on the Oregon Trail Chapter’s weekend mitigation project, here’s a more numerical layout of what the Red Cross accomplished during the Hazelwood and Mill Park […]

Preparing Our Neighbors…

This weekend, Red Cross staff and volunteers will be delivering the message of preparedness and prevention through our “Together We Prepare Hazelwood and Mill Park” project. In order to best […]

Hey! Like free stuff that saves your life?

If you answered no to this…you may want to seek professional help. The point of this post is, for qualifying individuals (senior citizens and those with disabilities or lower incomes), […]