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 […]

Disaster Academy in the Red Cross Cascades Region Marks 11 Years of Training Success

June 26, 2023

Disaster Academy attendees pose for a picture at Willamette University.

Cascades Region High School Graduates Share Past Experiences, Future Plans

June 5, 2023

Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Three cheers to the 207 Cascades Region Red Cross graduating seniors!  These ambitious and hard-working teens reflect on some of their highlight moments as they […]