Volunteers

The Red Cross Disaster Manager Certification: A Conversation With Dianne Mekkers

November 6, 2019

Mekkers is only one of two people who hold the certification in the Cascades Region. Story by Hannah C. Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region The disaster manager certification is a specialist […]

Trick-or-Treat…for Disaster!

October 29, 2019

Story by Patricia N. Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region SW Washington Red Cross Youth Volunteers Turn Halloween Fun into a Fun-draiser Scuffling footsteps, whispered giggles, and cheers of “Trick-or-Treat!” will be […]

Volunteer Shauna Garofolo Answers When Emergencies Call

October 24, 2019

Story by Dori Cooper/Red Cross Cascades Region Red Cross volunteers are essential to the successful operation of the Red Cross. In fact, the organization is 90 percent led by volunteers. […]

Red Cross Cascades Region Takes Cover During 2019 Great Shakeout (Photos)

October 21, 2019

Story by Hannah C. Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region At 10:17 AM on October 17, 2019 people dropped under their desks, tables and chairs to cover their heads and necks, and […]

Near Personal Tragedy Sparks Mission to Save Lives

October 8, 2019

Story by Patricia N. Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region In the summer of 2006, Lynnadele Schoeneberg was rushed to the emergency room at a Vancouver, WA hospital for a minor foot […]

Cascades Region Volunteers Participate in Real-World Training Scenarios

June 13, 2019

Story by Chad Carter/Red Cross Cascades Region Emergency managers are always training. It’s part of being prepared. In a field dedicated to being the first to provide assistance following a […]

Hundreds of Red Cross Volunteers Help Sound the Alarm for Safer Homes

June 3, 2019

Here’s how Cascades Region Volunteers Sounded the Alarm in 2019! The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign reached a new milestone this June when it recorded its 600th life saved from […]

Honoring Local Heroes at the 22nd Annual Red Cross Awards Ceremony

March 26, 2019

The Red Cross celebrated 12 individuals from Oregon and Southwest Washington at the 22nd Annual Heroes Breakfast on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Vancouver, Washington. The ‘Heroes’ hailed from all […]

New Portland Volunteer Finds Passion In Helping

December 19, 2018

Since September 2018, Portland, Oregon, resident Jennifer Dotson has deployed to three separate disasters and is still asking for more.   First, she went to Wilmington, North Carolina, to help […]

Volunteer Profile: Carol Gross, Lead Disaster Mental Health Worker

October 26, 2018

In September 2005, Oregon native Carol Gross received an email from the American Counseling Association requesting mental health counselors to join the Red Cross in response to Hurricane Katrina. She didn’t know […]