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 […]

Passionate Volunteer Finds Career Fulfillment with the Red Cross

March 27, 2023

Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Michael Mawdsley fell in love with the Red Cross at the tender age of 13. After volunteering at a local blood drive, he became enamored […]

Meet Service Award Winners Tara and Jake!

January 25, 2023

Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Congratulations to Tara and Jake!  These two Lincoln High School students qualify for the prestigious Youth Presidential Service Award, having logged over 100 hours of service.  […]

He Will Never Know How Many Lives He Saved

October 31, 2022

Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region With the whir of a screwdriver and chirp of a tested alarm, Jon Grasle wraps up another day’s work. Since 2016, the Portland-based […]

Disaster Mental Health – A Vital Service

October 4, 2022

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region What is Disaster Mental Health? Did you know that the Red Cross provides counseling services after a disaster?  Disaster Mental Health, or counseling services by […]

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 […]