Volunteers

With 50 Years of Volunteer Service with the Red Cross, Ed Epley Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

August 12, 2020

Story by Julia Green / Red Cross Cascades Region Ed Epley’s voice was warm and welcoming on the phone. “You want to interview me?” he asked. “Well, what do you […]

Community Volunteer Leader Finding Excitement and Opportunity in New Role

August 4, 2020

Story by Ali Hargrave / Red Cross Cascades With 3,400 volunteers providing lodging following a disaster, first aid training, staffing blood donation centers, and other numerous services, the Red Cross […]

Red Cross Cascades Region looking for local volunteers due to COVID-19 as wildfire season looms

July 10, 2020

Story by American Red Cross Experts say the Pacific Northwest could be in for a busy wildfire season this summer and the American Red Cross needs volunteers to help in […]

Annual Disaster Academy Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Story by Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades The Cascades Region Disaster Academy takes place every May and typically, the academy would be an in-person event at Willamette University and is […]

The Red Cross Finds New Ways to Provide Disaster Support During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Story by Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Even a telecommunication engineer struggles with how to pack a hug into a phone call. Carl Nelson, a retired telecommunication engineer and […]

Delivering Hope in a Time of COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Story by Kalen Pippins / Red Cross Cascades Region I was sitting at my desk around 8 p.m. finishing up homework assignments from my University of Oregon classes when I […]

A Powerful Reminder of the Importance of Red Cross Volunteers

April 9, 2020

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Red Cross Cascades Five years have done little to diminish the emotion that Jamie experienced that day. At the time, she was a volunteer transportation […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Remembering Pendleton, Flooding Inspires Locals into Action

April 6, 2020

Editors Note: April 6, 2020, marked the two month anniversary of the Umatilla County flooding. During this unique time, we just wanted to recognize all of the volunteers that supported […]

Giving Day Takes On A Different Meaning This Year

March 25, 2020

Story By Hannah C. Wood / Red Cross Cascades Region Today, March 25th is Giving Day for the American Red Cross. And, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Giving […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Through Humor and Compassion, Volunteer Linda Morris Finds her Calling with the Red Cross

March 11, 2020

Story by Julia Green/Red Cross Cascades Region Standing in their living room in Oregon, Linda Morris and her husband watched as Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in October of 2017. […]