VIDEO: Red Cross Responds In Joplin

“We don’t just have wounded bodies, we have wounded spirits.” — Nurse and Red Cross volunteer Christine Stockwell, on the ground in Joplin, MO.

Gimme Shelter

Let’s play a game called Guess What iPhone App I Just Downloaded? Hint: it’s not Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja. (Though those are both fun apps.) Nope. It’s the new […]

Fire Rages, Red Cross Responds

As I type this, there is a wildfire raging in Central Oregon. And, as I type this, the Red Cross is operating a shelter in Sisters for everyone who has […]

We’re Going To Graceland!

No, not Elvis’ home with the world famous Jungle Room, but rather the “Graceland of Atomic Tourism,” a disaster shelter built in the mid-1950’s for our very own government leaders. […]

Mass Care Newsletter: First Issue

From international disasters such as the devastating earthquake in Haiti, to local emergencies such as house fires and floods, the American Red Cross is iconic as a shelter and feeding […]

This Weekend: Damascus Shelter Exercise

A fast moving wildfire has broken out in heavily wooded areas just 10 miles east of Damascus. Fifty residents will be forced out of their homes – would you be […]

Disaster Response Update: Roselyn Apartments

Last night, the lives of many NW Portland residents changed dramatically. Here’s what the Red Cross did to help: At 6:30 p.m., the Oregon Trail Chapter was notified of an […]

Jan. 9: What We’ve Been Up To

Since things are still busy around the Chapter, I thought I’d give a little rundown on what we’ve been up to today. First, as I alluded to yesterday, we wound […]

Shelters and Centers and Partners…Oh My!

With all the talk about Emergency Warming Centers over the past two weeks, you probably are thinking that we haven’t been up to much else. But you’d be so wrong! […]