New Community Adaptation Program Builds Resiliency in Communities

May 29, 2024

For a Deeper Level Disaster Preparation and Recovery By Red Cross Volunteer Patricia Griffiths Wildfires lashed towns throughout Jackson County, Oregon during the summer of 2020. Hundreds of thousands of […]

American Red Cross Ramps Up Wildfire Training Ahead of Busy Season

May 6, 2024

We’ve seen the headlines, and the forecasts, and it looks like we could be in for another busy summer of disasters.  The climate crisis has resulted in more extreme weather […]

Cascade Region’s Youth Volunteers Exemplify Excellence.

April 12, 2024

By Cascades Volunteer Harriet Vanderbilt On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton and a group of friends in Washington, D.C founded the American Red Cross. She led the charitable organization for […]

Smoke Alarms and Partnerships Help Save Lives

April 8, 2024

By Dyana Mason, Red Cross Volunteer/Board Member “We deal with people on the worst days of their lives, and so do you,” White City, Oregon Fire Marshal Speaks About Close […]

Retired Teacher Turns Red Cross Volunteer and Educates over 1800 Children in Emergency Preparedness

February 19, 2024

Story by Chelsea White / Red Cross Cascades Region Joanne Stone was a junior high school teacher for 40 years before retiring in 2008. She jumped into a few different […]

Board Member Spotlight: Jesse Gordon Long Energizes Red Cross

February 13, 2024

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region I recently chatted with Jesse Gordon Long, the newest of fourteen Red Cross Cascades Region board members, who graciously gave me some of his time […]

Terry Nefcy answers the call to help 24/7

January 25, 2024

Harriet Vanderbelt/Red Cross Cascades Region Terry Nefcy’s parents taught him the importance of helping those in need from a young age.  “Dad and Mom told me that we must do […]

From Peru to Ridgefield. Celebrating an Unforgettable Red Cross Experience this Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 12, 2023

Marisa Bevington/Cascades Region Volunteer “I had never found myself in a situation where people came to donate blood with a lot of willingness and joy to support people they don’t […]

Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in North Portland

September 21, 2023

By Gabriel Gottfried/Red Cross Cascades Region “People don’t know, can’t know, when they are going to need that smoke detector to save their lives, so do it now.” – John […]

Chris Schwarzkopf, a retired long haul driver, volunteers his time delivering blood to the Oregon coast.

Volunteer Delivers Lifesaving Blood Products

August 7, 2023

Olivia Wolf/Red Cross Cascades Region Every Friday, Chris Schwartzkopf delivers essential blood supplies from the Portland Red Cross facility to an Oregon coast hospital. About half of the time, his […]