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 […]

Local Red Cross to Hold Volunteer Recruitment and Training Sessions Across Oregon and SW Washington

September 11, 2018

As we reach the peak of hurricane season, several powerful and potentially destructive storms are currently threatening to impact thousands of people in the United States and nearby countries. In […]

Meet Our Local Service Associate, Linda Morris

September 6, 2018

“Disasters bring people together,” said Linda Morris, one of the many Red Cross responders deployed to the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii. “It hit me pretty hard when I saw the […]

Bridging the Gap

July 12, 2018

Sometimes a few words can make all the difference. When you hear words of encouragement at the right time, defeat can be turned to triumph.  At other times, a few […]