Volunteers

For 76 Years, We Have Celebrated March as Red Cross Month

March 9, 2020

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Red Cross Cascades Region “I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross” […]

Volunteer Spotlight: How Vietnam Shaped Linda Jager’s Red Cross Story

February 26, 2020

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Red Cross Cascades Region The American Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission. In […]

What I’ve Learned While Volunteering with the Red Cross

February 18, 2020

Story by Bhavna Derma / Red Cross Cascades Region The American Red Cross is an organization that is 90 percent led by its volunteers. Across the globe, the American Red […]

‘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 […]