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Red Cross Responds to Longview Single-Family Fire - 04/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Sunday April 23,2017, in the 600 block of 23rd Avenue in Longview, Washington. The single-family fire affected six 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, 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.

Red Cross Responds To Klamath Falls Fire Affecting Three - 04/23/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Saturday, April 22,2017, at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the 300 block of North 11th Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The single-family fire affected three 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, 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.

Red Cross Responds To NE Portland Fire Affecting Two - 04/22/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Friday, April 21,2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on NE 33rd Avenue in Portland. The 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 disaster health and disaster 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 Roseburg Fire Affecting Two - 04/21/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Friday, April 21,2017, at approximately 6 p.m. in the 5600 block of Roberts Creek Road in Roseburg. The 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. 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 2 Adults in Eugene - 04/21/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Friday, April 21,2017, at approximately 8:30am in the 1000 block of Willa Street in Eugene, OR. The fire affected 2 adults and 4 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 Home Fire Affecting 14 People in Cornelius - 04/20/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 20, 2017, at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of North Clark Court in Cornelius, OR. The multi-family fire affected 14 people, including 6 adults and 8 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 Residential Fire Affecting 60+ People in Longview - 04/19/17

LONGVIEW, Wash., April 19, 2017--The American Red Cross is providing food, beverages and other necessary items to more than 60 people affected by a large residential fire in the 1100 block of Broadway Street in Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington.

The Red Cross has a reception center open at:

Three Rivers House of Prayer
1335 11th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

***The reception center entrance is located behind the Community House on Broadway.

People affected by the fire and in need of assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the reception center for help.

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

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, like us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to Residential Fire Affecting 60+ People in Longview - 04/19/17

LONGVIEW, Wash., April 19, 2017--The American Red Cross is providing food, beverages and other necessary items to more than 60 people affected by a large residential fire in the 1100 block of Broadway Street in Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington.

The Red Cross has a reception center open at:

Three Rivers House of Prayer
1335 11th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

***The reception center entrance is located behind the Community House on Broadway.

People affected by the fire and in need of assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the reception center for help.

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

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, like us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 6 People in Umatilla - 04/18/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 18, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the 600 block of E Street in Umatilla, OR. The fire affected 6 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 Gresham Single-Family Fire Effecting Six - 04/17/17

On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. Red Cross disaster response volunteers responded to a residential fire  that occurred  in the 5800 block of SE 15th Drive in Gresham, OR. This single-family fire affected one adult and five 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 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 Sutherlin Multi Family Fire Effecting Eight - 04/15/17

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. red Cross  disaster response volunteers responded to a residential fire 
that occurred  in the 200 block of Grant St in Sutherlin Or. This multifamily fire affected 6 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 Reponds To Roseburg Residential Fire - 04/15/17

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 10:45, Red Cross disaster response volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred in 1000 block of Black Oak Drive in Roseburg.

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 Affecting 6 People in Madras - 04/14/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 14, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of NW Depot Road, in Madras, OR. The fire affected 6 people, including 2 adults and 4 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 Affecting 3 People in Cannon Beach - 04/13/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 13, 2017, at approximately 4 p.m. in the 300 block of Sunset Blvd in Cannon Beach, OR. The multi-family fire affected 3 adults 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.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 2 people in Athena - 04/12/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 12, 2017, at approximately 2 p.m. in the 800 block of Hunt Street in Athena, OR. The 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 Holds Free Earthquake & Disaster Preparedness Event in Silverton - 04/12/17

The Red Cross is bringing its Prepare Out Loud earthquake and disaster preparedness presentation to Silverton and holding a community preparedness fair on April 27.

SILVERTON, Ore., April 12, 2017 --The American Red Cross and our community partners are helping Oregonians to better understand the regional impact of a Cascadia earthquake and the simple steps they can take now to be ready for disasters of all kinds by holding Prepare Out Loud in Silverton on April 27.

The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation directly addresses the seismic significance of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and what to expect following an earthquake of this magnitude. The presentation also addresses preparedness steps individuals and families can take to be ready for other, more common disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Prepare Out Loud in Silverton and Preparedness Fair Event Details
Thursday, April 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Silverton High School -- 1456 Pine Street, Silverton, OR 97381
Information and RSVP: www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoudSilverton

Children are welcome! Red Cross will be offering our youth preparedness programs the Pillowcase Project and Preparedness Pals for students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

A 'Be Prepared Not Scared' Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held immediately before and after the Prepare Out Loud presentation at 6:30 - 7 p.m. & 8:30 - 9:15 p.m. The following agencies will participate in the preparedness fair:
* Silverton Fire District
* Mt. Angel Police Department
* Marion County Emergency Management
* Silverton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
* Mt. Angel Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
* Marion County Search & Rescue
* Silverton Senior Center
* Map Your Neighborhood
* American Red Cross

About Prepare Out Loud:
Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness. Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the steps they can take now to prepare for an earthquake and the central role their actions and voices play in building our community's resilience.

The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:
* The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
* Human behavior during disasters
* What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
* How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
* How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

"I encourage businesses to seriously consider making this presentation available to their employees and, if possible, their communities as soon as practicable," said James Merryman, president & chief operating officer of OFD Foods (parent company of Mountain House Foods). "The information it provides will help them and their families understand they can take a positive step by starting to prepare now. They will find some comfort in knowing they can help their family and friends in the event of such as disaster and in knowing you cared enough to bring this important information to their attention."

"We know we need to prepare for a disaster and Prepare Out Loud helps people and organizations know where to start," said Von Summers, community affairs manage for NW Natural. "I came to the presentation knowing I would learn more about the hazards we face in the Pacific Northwest. What I didn't realize is how motivating the topic could be. Prepare Out Loud inspires thought-provoking conversations and stimulates preparedness."

Visit www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud for more earthquake preparedness resources, including:
* A disaster preparedness kit-building checklist
* Instructions on how to make a family emergency plan
* Preparedness tips for seniors
* Preparedness tips for pets
* Information about water sources and storage
* Information on how to prepare out loud

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 Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and Instagram @RedCrossCasc.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Family in La Pine - 04/10/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 10, 2017 at approximately 6 p.m. in the 149400 block of Kurtz Rd. in La Pine, Oregon. The single-family fire affected 2 adults and 2 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 Home Fire In Oregon City - 04/10/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 10, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Holmes Lane in Oregon City, Oregon. The fire affected a single-family of 2 people, including 1 adult and 1 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 Responds to Home Fire Affecting Family in Turner - 04/10/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 10, 2017, at approximately 6 p.m. in the 8100 block of Okey Lane SE in Turner, OR. The 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 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.

Red Cross Responds to Storm-Related Incident Affecting Family in Lake Oswego - 04/10/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a storm-related incident on April 10, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m. in the 17400 block of Hill Way in Lake Oswego, OR. The storm-related incident affected a family of 4 people, including 2 adults, 2 children and 3 pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected including 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.

Red Cross Responds to Storm-Related Incident Affecting 5 Family Members in Salem - 04/10/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a storm-related incident on April 10, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the 200 block of Broadmore Ave. NE in Salem, OR. The incident affected a single family, including 3 adults and 1 child. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs 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.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Five People in Prairie City - 04/09/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the 800 block of S. Bridge Street in Prairie City, Grant 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 Oregon City - 04/09/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the 600 block of Holmes Lane in Oregon City, Clackamas 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 Three People in Salem - 04/08/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the 600 block of 24th Street SE in Salem, Marion County, 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 Two People in Salem - 04/08/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the 2200 block of Hazel Avenue NE in Salem, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 Helps People Affected by Wind Storm and Fires - 04/07/17

Strong winds ripped through the region today, causing thousands to lose power. Many areas remain under a high wind warning or advisory with gusts of 60-70 miles per hour in some locations. People who have lost power are encouraged to follow these power outage safety tips: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/power-outage#Before

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross have responded to multiple storm-related incidents thus far today including the following tree-into-home incidents:
* 11:30 a.m. in the 62000 block of Merritt Road in Coos Bay, OR. The storm-related incident affected 2 adults.
* 12:30 p.m. in the 700 block of OR-99 in Eugene, OR. The storm-related incident affected 3 people, including 2 adults, 1 child and pets.
* 12:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of NE Rosewood Court in Bend, OR. The storm-related incident affected 1 adult.
* 2:00 p.m. in the 24000 block of S Sparrow Court in Canby, OR. The storm-related incident affected 2 adults and pets.

In addition to storm-related responses, the local Red Cross also responded to assist eight people displaced by home fires in Newberg, Oregon and Longview, Washington.

During these disaster responses, 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.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Newberg - 04/07/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 7, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of S River Street in Newberg, OR. The fire affected 4 people, including 1 adult and 3 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 One Person in Dayton - 04/05/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the 13000 block of SE Lafayette Highway in Dayton, Yamhill County, Ore.

The 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, 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 Stayton - 04/04/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the 15000 block of N. Santiam Highway in Stayton, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three 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, 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 5 People in Mcminnville - 04/04/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on April 4, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the 1900 block of NE Lafayette Ave in McMinnville, OR. The fire affected 5 adults and 3 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 Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Eugene - 04/04/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 11:00 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in the 4000 block of W. 11th Avenue in Eugene, Lane 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 14 People in Vancouver - 04/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in the 900 block of SE 152nd Avenue in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash.

The multi-family fire affected eight adults, six children 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 Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

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 and Bend Fire Department to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Homes that Need Them - 03/31/17

On April 8, the Red Cross and the City of Bend Fire Department will team up to install 300 smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend.

BEND, Ore., March 31, 2017 -- For the third year in a row, the local American Red Cross and the City of Bend Fire Department are partnering to save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend. On Saturday, April 8, starting at 8 a.m., more than a dozen Red Cross volunteers and firefighters will go door-to-door in the Pines Mobile Home Park in Bend to install free smoke alarms and deliver fire safety information.

The Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in homes that need them and has installed more than 11,000 smoke alarms in Oregon and Southwest Washington since 2014. Five lives have been saved in this area as a result of Red Cross installed smoke alarms.

"Prepared families are safe families," said Cyndi Dahl, executive director for the Central and Eastern Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross. "Take the time to make sure you have working smoke alarms and have discussed fire escape planning with your loved ones. The Red Cross provides free resources to help facilitate this process and will visit your home free of charge to help you be ready for disasters big and small."

"The fire department has a number of responsibilities, with one of the most visible being responding to fires and other emergencies, but we also have a responsibility to provide fire prevention," said Larry Medina, Oregon State Fire Marshal and Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the City of Bend Fire Department. "If there was only one thing we could do to increase home fire safety, it would be to have a smoke alarm installation campaign. We wanted to partner with the Red Cross to make sure our community is protected with working smoke alarms and have the information necessary to maintain working smoke alarms in their home."

In past years as part of the same campaign, the Red Cross and the City of Bend Fire Department have focused smoke alarm installation efforts in communities identified as having a higher incidence of home fire-related injuries. Past events have resulted in about 100 smoke alarms being installed in a single day. The goal to install 300 alarms makes the April 8 event the largest in the campaign's three-year history.

If you would like to participate in this event, call (541) 749-4197 to RSVP for the event.

WHAT: Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event

WHERE: Bend Fire -- South Station
61080 Country Club Dr., in Bend, OR

WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017, starting at 8 a.m.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Deputy Fire Chief Larry Medina, City of Bend Fire Department Public Information Officer Dave Howe and Red Cross Executive Director Cyndi Dahl will be available for media interviews at 9 a.m. at Bend Fire South Station.

MAKE A PLAN
You may only have two minutes to escape when a fire occurs, but most people mistakenly believe they have more than twice as long to get out. The Red Cross recommends that households develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with everyone who lives in the home. People should know two ways to escape from every room and designate a safe place to meet outside the home in case of a fire. Discuss the plan with everyone in the household and practice until every member of your household -- including children -- can escape in less than two minutes

RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN
Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a fire. The Red Cross has been working to reduce that number through its Home Fire Campaign, a multi-year effort to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. Launched in October of 2014, the Red Cross and thousands of campaign partners have helped save numerous lives through the effort, as well as installing more than a quarter million smoke alarms in homes all across the country.

HOW TO HELP
Join the Red Cross effort to save lives, reduce injuries and cut down on needless losses from home fires by making a financial donation by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800 RED CROSS. A gift to Home Fires enables the Red Cross to provide critical services to people impacted by home fires along with the lifesaving tools and information to support prevention efforts.

For additional information contact:

Monique Dugaw
Regional Director of Communications
(503) 877-7121
monique.dugaw@redcross.org

Cyndi Dahl
Executive Director: Central & Eastern Oregon
(541) 603-6225
cyndi.dahl@redcross.org

Red Cross Responds To Vancouver Fire Affecting Family Of Nine - 03/30/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on March 30 2017, at approximately 5:00 a.m.  in the 16400 block of NE 75th Circle in Vancouver, WA. This single family fire affected 9 people, including four adults and five 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 Affecting 5 People in Salem - 03/29/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on March 29, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Evergreen Ave in Salem, OR. The fire affected 5 people, including 3 adults, 2 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 Home Fire Affecting 5 People in Vancouver - 03/28/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on March 28, 2017, at approximately 4 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 36th Street in Vancouver, WA. The fire affected 5 adults and 3 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 Home Fire Affecting 10 People in Myrtle Creek - 03/28/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on March 28, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Jackson Ave in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The fire affected 10 people, including 6 adults and 4 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 Assists After Cave Junction Fire - 03/26/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster this afternoon, March 26, 2017, at approximately 2:30 pm in the 10000 block of Caves Highway in Cave Junction, OR in Josephine County. The 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 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 Assists Three in Hood River after Multi-family Fire - 03/26/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster this morning, March 26, 2017, at approximately 9:00 am in the 4100 block of Bartlett Drive in Hood River, OR. The single-family fire affected three 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 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 Assists Two in Pendleton after Multi-family fire - 03/25/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster this evening, March 25, 2017, at approximately 6:15 pm in the 4000 block Riverside (County 986 Road) in Pendleton, OR in Umatilla County. The multi-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 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.