Volunteers

Disaster Academy Where Red Crossers Go to Learn

June 29, 2022

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region The name sounds ominous – Disaster Academy. But its purpose is incredibly hopeful. On the first weekend in June 2022, American Red Cross […]

Hundreds of Oregon and SW Washington homes made safer with free smoke alarms during annual Sound the Alarm campaign

June 6, 2022

Story by Chad Carter/Red Cross Cascades Region Working smoke alarms save lives. Home fires are the nation’s most frequent disaster, with more than 86,000 people relying on the American Red […]

Local teen’s roots in Red Cross spur leadership opportunity with FEMA

June 1, 2022

Story By Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region Katie Clark does not hesitate when asked what inspired her to become a 2022-23 FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Member, a coveted leadership position […]

Cascades Region high schoolers find passion and service in Red Cross Youth Councils

February 1, 2022

Story by Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region What comes to mind when you think of an American Red Cross Leader?    Are they coordinating disaster response services?    Collaborating with […]

Cascades Region volunteers sacrifice holidays with family to support those impacted by Kentucky tornadoes

January 6, 2022

Story by Dawn Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region Nearly a month after an outbreak of deadly tornadoes cut through the heart of the Midwest and South in December 2021, Red Cross […]

Cascades Region volunteer Nina Sjoding personifies the Red Cross mission

January 4, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Nina Sjoding lives the Red Cross mission.  She is passionate about her work as a Service to Armed Forces Resiliency Workshop facilitator and […]

Binational Health Week 2021 Highlights Collaboration Between Red Cross and Community Partners

October 18, 2021

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Binational Health Week was created 20 years ago as a week-long celebration.  Over time, it has become a month-long series of community-focused activities […]

Red Cross Experience Provides Inspiration for Volunteer to Become Frontline Wildfire Firefighter

October 5, 2021

Story by Patricia Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region Soot grinds into eyes. Heat sears through three layers of clothing. The raging fire roars into ears. Fighting the 220,000-acre Caldor fire in […]

Red Cross Helps Connect Mom with her Deployed Marine Husband After Son’s Injury

September 15, 2021

Story by Denise Holley and Judi Mahoney / Red Cross Cascades Region When her 11-year-old son fell at school and nearly fractured his cranium in 2012, Tania Vera was desperate to […]

Washington State Trooper Provides Roadside Help to Red Cross Volunteer Delivering Lifesaving Blood Products

July 29, 2021

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Red Cross Cascades Region When Red Cross transportation specialist Holland Golec drove north on I-5 on April 11, 2021, the last thing he expected was […]