Volunteers

‘The Red Cross Was There,’ A Mother Shares Her Message Following a Devastating Home Fire (Video)

January 28, 2020

Story by Chad Carter/Red Cross Cascades Region The smell of smoke. The crackling of burning wood. The piercing sound of a smoke alarm echoing throughout your home. Home fires can […]

Oregon Ducks Dive Into Organizing New Red Cross Club

January 22, 2020

Story by Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades Region Red Cross clubs are an incredible way for high school and college aged individuals to work directly with the Red […]

Wilson High School Senior Receives Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders

January 15, 2020

Story by Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades Region Rivkah Zigman, a senior at Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon didn’t hesitate when she was called to help save […]

Cascades Region Teen Selected to Serve on National Youth Preparedness Council

December 11, 2019

Story by Hannah C. Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region We chatted with Jessie Huang about being selected as a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). […]

Cascades Region FAST Program Ready to Respond at Major Sporting Events

November 20, 2019

Story by Dori Cooper/Red Cross Cascades Region Since 1979, the American Red Cross has been providing first aid services at public festivals, sporting events and concerts. The Red Cross community […]

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 […]