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Red Cross Offers Top 10 Holiday Driving and Travel Tips - 11/20/17

Travelers should plan ahead and expect delays as they head to destinations

PORTLAND, Ore., November 20, 2017 -- Millions of people are expected to travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and the American Red Cross is offering tips travelers can follow as they visit loved ones over the long weekend.

"More vehicles are expected on the highways, which can mean travel hazards and delays," said Candace Horter, Regional Chief Executive Officer. "Planning ahead and staying alert will help you get to your holiday destination safely."

DRIVING SAFETY

1. Make sure your car is in good condition for a road trip (free of maintenance issues).
2. Pack an emergency preparedness kit and supplies in the trunk.
3. Share travel plans with a family member or friend.
4. Check the weather along your route and plan for travel around any storms that may be coming.
5. Be well rested and alert.
6. Buckle up, slow down, and don't drive while impaired.
7. Follow the rules of the road and use caution in work zones.
8. Give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
9. Make frequent stops. During long trips, rotate drivers. If you're too tired to drive, stop and get some rest.
10. If you have car trouble, pull as far off the road as possible.

OTHER SAFETY TIPS

Winter weather:
* Keep the car's gas tank full for emergency use and to keep the fuel line from freezing.
* Pull over and stay with your vehicle. Do not try to walk to safety.
* Tie a brightly colored cloth (preferably red) to the antenna for rescuers to see.
* Start the car and use the heater for about 10 minutes every hour. Keep the exhaust pipe clear so fumes won't back up in the car.
* Leave the overhead light on when the engine is running to help rescuers see the vehicle.
* Keep one window slightly open -- away from the blowing wind -- to let in air.
Public transportation and preventing the spread of the flu virus:
* Everything you touch is likely touched by someone else -- luggage, seats, etc. -- which is how germs are spread.
* Handle your own belongings. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
* Carry hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes with you. You can use them to wash your hands or wipe down surfaces such as armrests.
* Bring your own pillows and blankets -- they can act as a shield against the seat itself.
* Avoid touching your face or eyes. If you have to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or your sleeve.

DOWNLOAD RED CROSS APPS

People can download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to weather alerts for their area and where loved ones live. Expert medical guidance and a hospital locator are included in the First Aid App in case travelers encounter any mishaps. Both apps are available to download for free in app stores or at redcross.org/apps.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds To Residential Fire Affecting Family Of Three In Salem - 11/17/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster
Friday evening November 17 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m.  in the 4000 block of Thorman Ave. NE In Salem, OR. This single  family fire affected two adults, one child and two pets.  The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds ToMulti Family Fire Affecting Six In Coos Bay - 11/17/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster
Friday morning November 17 2017, at approximately  12:05 a.m.  in the 63000 block of East Port Road in Coos Bay, OR. This multi family fire affected six adults and pets.  The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Residential Fire In Redmond - 11/15/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster
November 15, 2017, at approximately  5:00 p.m. in the 600 block of NW 7th St. In Redmond OR. This single family fire affected two adults.  The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Hero Award Nominations Now Open - 11/14/17

Honor people who have demonstrated heroic actions or made outstanding contributions in our local community. Nominate them for a Red Cross Hero Award.

PORTLAND, Ore., November 14, 2017 -- The American Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington (Cascades Region) is calling on our community to recognize people who have exemplified courage, kindness, selflessness and bravery by nominating them for a prestigious Red Cross Hero Award. Each year, for more than two decades, the Red Cross in the Cascades Region has recognized individuals who have lived the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate suffering.

Nominating a Hero is easy. Complete the simple online form at redcross.org/Heroes2018 or fill out the online form, print it and mail it to American Red Cross, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR 97227.

All forms must be received by Friday, December 22, 2017. The heroic actions of nominees should have taken place between December 1, 2016 and December 1, 2017 in the state of Oregon or SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties).

Award winners will be recognized at our Red Cross Heroes Breakfast on March 9, 2018. View the stories of past Hero Award winners here: http://rdcrss.org/2AGwQwC.

Nominate heroes in the following categories:
1. COMMUNITY HERO is presented to an individual who displayed leadership and commitment to his or her community by making a positive and significant impact.

2. GOOD SAMARITAN HERO is presented to an individual who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering unusual, significant or unexpected circumstances.

3. FIRST RESPONDER HERO is presented to an individual or group of the public service community (i.e. EMS, firefighter, or law enforcement) who went above and beyond the call of duty to save a life.

4. GIVE LIFE HERO is presented to an individual whose commitment to blood and platelet donation played a significant role in ensuring the health of patients in our local communities and throughout the country.

5. MILITARY HERO is presented to an active, reserve or retired member of the Armed Forces or ROTC or civilian that has made a significant impact on the military community.

6. YOUTH GOOD SAMARITAN HERO (under 21) is presented to an outstanding young person who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering an unusual, significant or unexpected incident.

7. VOLUNTARY SERVICE HERO is presented to an individual who has displayed an exemplary commitment to voluntary service resulting in a significant and positive impact in his or her community.

About the American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast
The American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast is the region's premiere fundraising event and a celebration of ordinary people who have taken extraordinary and lifesaving action. Last year's Heroes Breakfast had nearly 600 attendees and honored eight award winners, including the Portland Fire & Rescue team that evacuated people from and responded to a building explosion; a Vancouver youth who resuscitated his grandfather after he suffered cardiac arrest while driving; and a Camas man who pulled a stranger from a car completely submerged in floodwaters.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds To Weather Related Home Disaster In Kelso - 11/13/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster 
November 13 2017, at approximately  5:00 p.m. in the 100 block of Kitchen Drive in Kelso Washington. This single family weather related incident affected a family of two adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Gold Beach - 11/12/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster
November 12 2017, at approximately  3:30 p.m. in the 94000 block of Quarry Road in Gold Beach OR. This multi family fire affected one adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Multi Family Fire Affecting Thirteen In Milwaukie - 11/12/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster 
November 11 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the 10300 block of SE Bell Avenue in Milwaujie. This multi family fire affected eight adults, five children and pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Collapsed Residential Building Affecting Family Of Five In Bend - 11/11/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home  disaster on
November 11 2017, at approximately 4:15 p.m. in the 60000 block of Lancaster Street in Bend, OR.  This single family building collapse affected three adults and two children The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Vancouver Residential Fire - 11/11/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
November 11 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 20th Street in Vancouver, WA. This single family fire affected one adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two in Gold Beach - 11/10/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
November 10, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 94000 block of Quarry Road in Gold Beach, OR. The fire affected two, including one adult and one child. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross RespondsTo Vancouver Residential Fire - 11/09/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster in the
 2000 block of NE Maplewood Dr. Vancouver, WA.
This single-family fire affected 2 adults, 1 child and 1 pet. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average 
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates 
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. 
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at 
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Join the American Red Cross to Help Veterans in Need - 11/09/17

PORTLAND, Ore., November 9, 2017 --In celebration of Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region, join the Red Cross to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits to give to homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

This Friday, November 10, participate in a meaningful Veterans Day volunteer event. Join us at our Red Cross Southwest Oregon Chapter (440 E Broadway, Suite 200. in Eugene) at 11 a.m. to help assemble donated toiletry items such as toothpaste, shampoo and body wash into comfort kits to give to local homeless veterans and veteran's hospital patients.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Participants may also bring donated new toiletry items to the event. For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths


ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families.

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.



RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds To SE Portland Fire Affecting Seven - 11/09/17

On Wednesday November 8, 2017, at 20:45, disaster responders with the American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster in the 1000 block of SE 12th Ave in Portland. This multi-family fire affected 7 adults and 7 pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Join the American Red Cross to Help Veterans in Need - 11/08/17

In honor of Veterans Day, join the Red Cross to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits for homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

PORTLAND, Ore., November 8, 2017 --In celebration of Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region, join the Red Cross to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits to give to homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

Today, November 8, participate in a meaningful Veterans Day volunteer event. Join us at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (680 NW Bond St. in Bend) at 6 p.m. to help assemble donated toiletry items such as toothpaste, shampoo and body wash into comfort kits to give to local homeless veterans and veteran's hospital patients.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Participants may also bring donated new toiletry items to the event. For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths


ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families.

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Join the American Red Cross to Help Veterans in Need - 11/08/17

PORTLAND, Ore., November 8, 2017 --In celebration of Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region, join the Red Cross to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits to give to homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

This Friday, November 10, participate in a meaningful Veterans Day volunteer event. Join us at our Red Cross regional headquarters (3131 N Vancouver Ave. in Portland) at 11 a.m. to help assemble donated toiletry items such as toothpaste, shampoo and body wash into comfort kits to give to local homeless veterans and veteran's hospital patients.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Participants may also bring donated new toiletry items to the event. For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths


ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families.

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Sweet Home - 11/08/17

On Wednesday, November 08, 2017, at approximately 12:45 a.m, disaster responders from the American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster that occurred in the 1000 block of Willow St in Sweet Home, OR. This single-family fire affected 2 adults and 2 children.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Canby - 11/08/17

On Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 11:00,p.mp disaster responsers from the American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster, which occurred in the 400 block of SW 4th Ave in Canby, OR. This single family fire affected 2 adults
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Klamath Falls - 11/08/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Tuesday November 7th at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the 1000 block of Crescent Ave in Klamath Falls. This single family fire affected 1 adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two in Vancouver - 11/07/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
November 7, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the 2000 block of NE 128th in Vancouver, WA. The fire affected two adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five in Hillsboro - 11/06/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
November 6, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the 500 block of SE Walnut Street in Hillsboro, OR. The fire affected five, including two adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Portland - 11/05/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 in the 600 block of NE Jarret Street in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Two People in Astoria - 11/04/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in the 87000 block of Lewis and Clark Road in Astoria, Clatsop County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and two pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Three People in Grants Pass - 11/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in the 800 block of SE M Street in Grants Pass, Josephine, Ore.

The single-family fire affected one adult and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Two People in Gresham - 11/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in the vicinity of NE 201st Avenue and San Rafael Street in Gresham, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One in Waldport - 11/03/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on November 03, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of E Eckman Creek Road in Waldport, OR. The fire affected one adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Five People in Roseburg - 11/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 in the 100 block of Char Street in Roseburg, Douglas County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and three children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Three People in Junction City - 11/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 in the 90000 block of Prairie Road in Junction City, Lane County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults and one pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Two People in Eugene - 11/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 in the 300 block of Hope Loop in Eugene, Lane County, Ore.

The building collapse affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Myrtle Creek - 11/02/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on November 2, 2017, at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Taylor St. in Myrtle Creek, OR. The fire affected four, including two adults, two children and one pet. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross handing out supplies at military hospital
Red Cross handing out supplies at military hospital
Donate New Toiletry Items for Homeless Veterans and Veterans Hospital Patients (Photo) - 11/01/17

In honor of Veterans Day, join the Red Cross and donate new toiletry items at locations in Eugene and Springfield. Assemble toiletry items into comfort kits for homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

EUGENE, Ore., November 1, 2017 -- Join the local American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) to give back to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom. In celebration of Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region, donate new toiletry items to give to homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

DONATE TOILETRY ITEMS 10/31 -- 11/8:
Now through November 8, donate new toiletry items at the following locations:

Red Cross in Eugene 440 E Broadway in Eugene
Chambers Construction 3028 Judkins Road in Eugene
Ninkasi 155 Blair Blvd in Eugene
Peacehealth - University District 770 E 11th Ave in Eugene
Peacehealth - RiverBend 3333 Riverbend Drive in Springfield

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths

ASSEMBLE TOILETRIES INTO COMFORT KITS on 11/10:
Join Red Cross volunteers and community members at our Eugene Red Cross office (440 E Broadway in Eugene) on November 10 at 11 a.m. to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits for distribution at local veteran's hospitals and homeless veteran's events.

For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.

ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications,

financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families.

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Handing Out Supplies at Veteran's Hospital
Red Cross Handing Out Supplies at Veteran's Hospital
Donate New Toiletry Items for Homeless Veterans and Veterans Hospital Patients (Photo) - 10/31/17

In honor of Veterans Day, join the Red Cross and donate new toiletry items at Red locations in Portland and Vancouver. Assemble toiletry items into comfort kits for homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

PORTLAND, Ore., October 31, 2017 -- Join the local American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) to give back to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom. In celebration of Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region, donate new toiletry items to give to homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

DONATE TOILETRY ITEMS 10/31 -- 11/8:
Now through November 8, donate new toiletry items at Red Cross offices in Portland and Vancouver.
* Red Cross Regional Headquarters: 3131 N. Vancouver Ave. in Portland, OR
* Red Cross Vancouver Office: 5109 N.E. 82nd Ave., Suite 100 in Vancouver, WA

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths

ASSEMBLE TOILETRIES INTO COMFORT KITS on 11/10:
Join Red Cross volunteers and community members at our Portland Red Cross office (3131 N. Vancouver Ave. in Portland, OR) on November 10 at 11 a.m. to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits for distribution at local veteran's hospitals and homeless veteran's events.

For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.

ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families.

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Comfort Kit Items Given Out at Veteran's Hospital
Comfort Kit Items Given Out at Veteran's Hospital
Donate New Toiletry Items for Homeless Veterans and Veteran's Hospitals (Photo) - 10/30/17

In honor of Veterans Day, join the Red Cross and donate new toiletry items at Red Cross and Mid Oregon Credit Union locations. Assemble toiletry items into comfort kits for homeless veterans and veterans hospitals.

BEND, Ore., October 30, 2017 -- Join the local American Red Cross to celebrate Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington).

DONATE TOILETRY ITEMS 10/31 -- 11/6:
Now through November 6, donate new toiletry items at the Red Cross office in Bend or at Mid Oregon Credit Union locations in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville and Madras

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths

ASSEMBLE TOILETRIES INTO COMFORT KITS on 11/8:
Join Red Cross volunteers and community members on November 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits for distribution at local veteran's hospitals and other veteran's events.

COMFORT KIT ASSEMBLY DETAILS:
Date and Time: November 8, between 6 p.m. -- 8 p.m.
Location: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 680 NW Bond St., in Bend, OR.

For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.


ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Update: Responders Assist 17 in SE Portland after Multi-Family Fire Saturday - 10/29/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster that occurred at approximately 11:30 am on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in 8100 block of SE Ramona Street in Portland, Oregon.

The mutli-family fire affected eleven adults and six children. Previously it was reported that nine adults and two children received assistance but additional fire victims contacted the Red Cross today.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, disaster mental health services, health services, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Update: Responders Assisting Ten People in SE Portland After Two-Alarm Fire - 10/27/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, Friday Oct. 27, 2017 in 3200 block of SE 92nd Avenue in Portland.

The mutli-family two-alarm fire affected five adults and five children, as well as pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Medford Responders Assist Three After Fire - 10/26/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 in the 3000 block of Table Rock Road, in Medford, Oregon.

The single-family fire affected three adults and one pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, disaster mental health services, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Coos Bay Responders Assist Family After Fire - 10/26/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 in the 91000 block of Lowell Lane in Coos Bay, Oregon.

The single-family fire affected two adults, one child and four pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, disaster mental health services, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment

Two people assisted by Red Cross in The Dalles after single-family fire - 10/25/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a disaster at approximately 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in the 700 block of Hostetler Way W, The Dalles, Oregon.

This single-family fire affected two adults and pets. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, disaster mental health services and health services, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Responders Assist Five People in SW Portland After Multi-Family Fire - 10/25/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a disaster at approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in the 7000 block of SW 74th Avenue in Portland.

This multi-family fire affected five adults. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, disaster mental health services, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Unprecedented 3rd Quarter for Local Red Cross Disaster Responses - 10/25/17

Amid multiple hurricanes, wildfires, and a tragic mass casualty incident, 275 responders from Oregon and SW Washington have deployed to help at disaster relief operations in our region and beyond. This represents a more than 60 percent increase in deployments when compared to the same time last year.

Local Responder Photos from Oregon Wildfires:
https://spaces.hightail.com/space/mjaW1ZlGH0

Local Responder Photos from California Wildfires: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/8C12LYqHYS

Local Responder Photos from Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria Responses: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/rUuJcpbxTv


PORTLAND, Ore., October 25, 2017 -- With deadly wildfires and record hurricanes, the local American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) has experienced an unprecedented number of disaster relief responses and deployments in the third quarter of 2017. Since July 1, 275 local responders have deployed to help at disaster relief operations including Oregon wildfires; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate; and wildfires in California plus other responses to flooding and storms in the Midwest and South.

The number of responders deploying to relief operations in the first quarter of 2017 represents a more than 60% increase in deployments when compared to the same time last year. In addition to deployments, local responders continue to respond to home fire disasters and help an average of three families across the region every day with things like shelter, food, water and other assistance following home fires, floods and damaging storms.

In the past 50+ days, the American Red Cross has sheltered more people than we have in the past five years combined. As of today, 40 local responders remain deployed either virtually or on the ground in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, California and Texas helping communities affected by destructive hurricanes and record wildfires.

Responders currently deployed are from the following cities: Ashland, Beaverton, Bend, Coos Bay, Eugene, Florence, Happy Valley, Keizer, Mosier, North Plains, Portland, Rockaway Beach, Roseburg, Salem, Silverton, Springfield, Tigard and Turner, Oregon and Battle Ground, Goldendale and Vancouver, Washington.

OREGON WILDFIRES
* The local Red Cross served more than 22,560 meals and snacks to people evacuated by wildfires.
* More than 200 local Red Cross responders provided more than 870 overnight stays in 16 wildfire relief shelters.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
* Since the fires began, the Red Cross, community and government partners have provided more than 27,700 overnight stays in emergency shelters.
* With the help of partners, the Red Cross has served more than 144,000 meals and snacks for those affected.
* The Red Cross has distributed more than 109,000 emergency relief items such as masks, gloves, rakes, trash bags and comfort kits containing deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items to people in need.
* More than 870 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground now.

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS (HARVEY, IRMA AND MARIA)
* In the last eight weeks, the Red Cross, along with community and government partners, has provided 1.3 million (1,343,000) overnight stays in emergency shelters.
* With the help of our partners, the Red Cross has served more than 6.7 million (6,762,000) meals and snacks -- that's more food than the past 4 years combined.
* The Red Cross has distributed more than 4.7 million (4,723,000) emergency relief items to people in need.
* Red Cross volunteers have provided more than 196,700 mental health and health services to support and care for those affected.
* A total of more than 16,000 trained disaster workers, 91 percent of them volunteers, have been mobilized to support hurricane relief efforts. Many of these workers have supported multiple relief operations or deployed multiple times.
* Right now, more than 1,400 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground. More than 100 Red Cross workers from around the world have deployed to the United States to help with hurricane relief efforts.

HOW TO HELP
The Red Cross has launched massive responses to these devastating hurricanes and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate and ongoing disaster relief for those affected. Help people affected by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS to make a donation.

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to hurricane relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Assists Additional Clients After Tillamook Multi-Family Fire - 10/22/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 in the 1000 block of Ivy Avenue in Tillamook, Tillamook County, Ore.

The response was for assistance to an additional seven adults and five children following an Oct. 21 multi-family fire that affected eight adults and 15 children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.