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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Five People in Roseburg - 02/20/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in the 700 block of W. Pilger Street in Roseburg, Douglas County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected five adults and several 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 Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Portland - 02/20/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 in the 1700 block of SW Columbia, 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 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 Skamania County - 02/19/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 in the 200 block of Heslen Road in Carson, Skamania County, Wash.

The single-family storm-related event 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 Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Eugene - 02/18/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the 300 block of W. 10th Avenue in Eugene, Lane 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 Three People in Reedsport - 02/18/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the 1000 block of N. 8th Street in Reedsport, Douglas County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults and several 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 Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Salem - 02/17/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 5:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 in the 2200 block of Ellis Avenue NE in Salem, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults, two children, and several 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 Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Portland - 02/16/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in the 11000 block of Force Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults 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, 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 Warm Springs - 02/15/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 in the 2000 block of Kuckup Street in Warm Springs, Jefferson County, Ore.

The weather-related single-family incident affected one adult and four 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.

Cot with Newspaper in Red Cross Shelter
Cot with Newspaper in Red Cross Shelter
Red Cross Shelters near Oroville Dam Remain Open; Disaster Responder Training for New Volunteers to be Held in Central and Southern Oregon - 02/15/17

Red Cross shelters for people living near the Oroville Dam remain open. Training will be held this week for new volunteers interested in future disaster relief volunteer work.

MEDFORD, BROOKINGS, KLAMATH FALLS AND BEND, Ore., February 15, 2017 -- Although the emergency evacuation order previously in place near the Oroville Dam has been modified to an evacuation warning, American Red Cross shelters in the area remain open. People who are unable to evacuate quickly should the evacuation order be reinstated are encouraged to remain evacuated.

Eighteen responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington have traveled to California to aid in the response, including responders from Portland, Dallas, Monmouth, Medford, Silverton, Bend, Wood Village, Salem and Newberg, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. They are helping to manage and staff shelters and deliver food and other supplies to the area.

The Red Cross is looking for new disaster response volunteers and will hold trainings this week in Central and Southern Oregon. Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a disaster response volunteer in the local community and/or a responder for national deployments are encouraged to attend our new disaster response volunteer training. Trainings will be conducted February 16 and 17 at the following times and in the following locations in Medford, Brookings, Klamath Falls and Bend.

Medford, Oregon
February 16, 2017: 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
Red Cross Medford Office
60 Hawthorne Street in Medford, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 1 p.m. -- 2 p.m.
Shelter Fundamentals Training -- 2 p.m. -- 5 p.m.

Brookings, Oregon
February 17, 2017: 11 a.m. -- 3 p.m.
Southern Oregon Community College
Curry Campus: 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Room 138 in Brookings, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 11 a.m. -- 12 p.m.
Shelter Fundamentals Training -- 12 p.m. -- 3 p.m.

Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 17, 2017: 11 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
Klamath Falls Red Cross Office
3305 South 11th Street in Klamath Falls, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 11 a.m. -- 12 p.m.
Psychological First Aid Training -- 12 p.m. -- 4 p.m.

ADDRESS CHANGE:
Bend, Oregon
February 16, 2017: 12 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
Service Master training room
20806 Sockeye Place Suite 210 in Bend, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 12 p.m. -- 1 p.m.
Psychological First Aid Training -- 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.

No RSVP is required and interested people can simply show up to the trainings. Questions about the training events may be directed to: volunteer.cascades@redcross.org or 503.528.5624.

FIND A SHELTER If someone needs to find a shelter, they can visit redcross.org/shelter. If someone is staying with friends or family, they can visit Red Cross shelters during the day for information or a hot meal.

People can also download the Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on their mobile device, including open shelter locations, emergency weather alerts and safety information. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

MAKE A DONATION The Red Cross depends on donations to prepare for and provide immediate relief from disasters. Help people affected by California floods by visiting redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Shelters Remain Open in California; Local Red Cross Holds Disaster Response Training for New Volunteers - 02/14/17

In anticipation of rain in the coming days, Red Cross shelters remain open for people living near the Oroville Dam. Training will be held this week for new volunteers interested in future disaster relief volunteer work.

PORTLAND, Ore, February 14, 2017 -- American Red Cross shelters opened because of evacuations near the Oroville Dam will remain open. Although emergency evacuation orders were lifted, evacuation warnings remain in effect.

As of Tuesday morning, an estimated 4,800 people in northern California were in 28 Red Cross and community shelters after being evacuated from their homes due to compromised Oroville Dam spillways. At least 188,000 people were ordered to evacuate Sunday night.

Seventeen responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington traveled to California to aid in the response, including five from Medford and one from Bend.

The Red Cross will hold training for new volunteers interested in disaster relief volunteer work this week in Central and Southern Oregon. Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a disaster response volunteer in the local community and/or a responder for national deployments are encouraged to attend our new disaster response volunteer training. Training will be conducted February 16 and 17 at the following times and in the following locations in Medford, Brookings, Bend and Klamath Falls.

Medford, Oregon
February 16, 2017: 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
Red Cross Medford Office
60 Hawthorne Street in Medford, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 1 p.m. -- 2 p.m.
Shelter Fundamentals Training -- 2 p.m. -- 5 p.m.

Brookings, Oregon
February 17, 2017: 11 a.m. -- 3 p.m.
Southern Oregon Community College
Curry Campus: 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Room 138 in Brookings, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 11 a.m. -- 12 p.m.
Shelter Fundamentals Training -- 12 p.m. -- 3 p.m.

Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 17, 2017: 11 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
Klamath Falls Red Cross Office
3305 South 11th Street in Klamath Falls, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 11 a.m. -- 12 p.m.
Psychological First Aid Training -- 12 p.m. -- 4 p.m.

Bend, Oregon
February 16, 2017: 12 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
Service Master training room
61523 American Loop in Bend, OR
Deployment Overview Training -- 12 p.m. -- 1 p.m.
Psychological First Aid Training -- 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.


No RSVP is required and interested people can simply show up to the trainings. Questions about the training events may be directed to: volunteer.cascades@redcross.org or 503.528.5624.

FIND A SHELTER If someone needs to find a shelter, they can visit redcross.org/shelter. If someone is staying with friends or family, they can visit Red Cross shelters during the day for information or a hot meal.

People can also download the Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on their mobile device, including open shelter locations, emergency weather alerts and safety information. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

MAKE A DONATION The Red Cross depends on donations to prepare for and provide immediate relief from disasters. Help people affected by California floods by visiting redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Don Wiese and Mike Williams leaving Eugene
Don Wiese and Mike Williams leaving Eugene
Local Red Cross Sends 16 Disaster Responders to Help Thousands of People Evacuated Near Oroville Dam (Photo) - 02/13/17

Sixteen Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington have deployed to California to help the thousands of people evacuated because of a possible dam breach.

PORTLAND, Ore., February 13, 2017 -- American Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) deployed to California to help the 188,000 people who have been evacuated from their homes because of a possible breach of the Oroville Dam.

Responders from Portland, Dallas, Medford, Silverton, Bend, Wood Village, Salem and Newberg, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, will staff shelters set up for evacuated residents and deliver food and other supplies in anticipation of the possible dam breach.

Mike Williams, a Red Cross volunteer from Salem, is driving one of three Emergency Response Vehicles deployed from Oregon and Southwest Washington to aid in the Oroville Dam response.

"I saw the news coverage last night and started packing my travel bag," Williams said. "I knew I needed to help and when I received the call this morning asking if I could go, I was ready. The folks who have been evacuated need us."

Nearly 4,000 residents were in Red Cross and community shelters as of Monday morning, and the Red Cross is preparing to shelter and feed thousands more in the upcoming days. The evacuation orders came on Sunday night in Butte and Yuba counties, Yuba City and Marysville, as damage was discovered to the Oroville Dam, the nation's highest dam. The dam currently remains intact, but the emergency spillway is eroding. The governor of California has declared a state of emergency and substantial search and rescue help is being deployed, including the California National Guard and Highway Patrol, along with swift water rescue teams.

There are nearly 100 Red Cross workers on the ground, with more on the way, working with state officials and community organizations to provide comfort and care to shelter residents. There is no word yet on when people will be allowed to return home, but the Red Cross is preparing to help them for as long as needed.

MAKE A DONATION: The priority of the Red Cross is to get those affected settled at emergency shelters, and to provide supplies to meet immediate needs. Right now, the best way to help is through a financial donation. Help people affected by disasters like floods and countless other crises by making a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small across the United States. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make a donation.

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP: Everyone should download the Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on their mobile device, including emergency weather alerts, safety information and open shelter locations. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to 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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Troutdale - 02/13/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Monday, February 13 2017, at approximately 11:15 a.m. in the 700 block of NW Dunbar Ave in Troutdale, 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 Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Hillsboro - 02/13/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 in the 100 block of Woodsong Road in Hillsboro, Washington County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected four 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 Eugene Residential Fire. - 02/12/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Sunday February 12 in the 1700  block of Polk Street in Eugene. This single family fire affected three adults, two 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 Roseburg Residential Fire. - 02/12/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Sunday February 12 in the 5400  block of SW Grange Road in Roseburg. This single family fire affected two adults, two 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 Jefferson Single Family Fire. - 02/11/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on February 11,2017 in the 10000 block of Southview Loop SE in Jefferson OR on February 9th. This single family fire affected two adults and four 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 Boardman Multi Family Fire - 02/11/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on February 11,2017 in the 400 block of Faler Road NW in Boardman OR. This multi 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, 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 Jefferson Residential Fire - 02/11/17

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, at approximately 2:00 pm disaster responder volunteers responded to a disaster which occurred in the 400 block of N 3rd Street in Jefferson, Oregon.
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 Stanfield Multi Family Fire - 02/10/17

On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 4:00 pm disaster response volunteers responded to a disaster that occurred in the 100 block of N Main St in Stanfield, OR.          This multi-family disaster affected 4 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 Springfield Residential Fire - 02/08/17

On Wedsnesday February 8, at approximately 3:50 pm disaster responder volunteers responded to a disaster, which occurred in the 1000 block of 37th St in Springfield. 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 Five People in Baker City - 02/08/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on February 8, 2017, at approximately 7:54 a.m. in the 1300 block of 3rd Street in Baker City, OR. The fire affected five people, including three adults, two 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.

Harlem Globetrotters Visit Portland; Partner with Red Cross - 02/07/17

PORTLAND, Ore. February 7, 2017 -- The local Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) has joined forces with the Harlem Globetrotters as its official charity partner through the team's Great Assist initiative. The focus of the partnership is to help people in this region prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters big and small.

The Harlem Globetrotters will feature Red Cross services and volunteers at games throughout their basketball season, including two at the Moda Center on February 11th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.harlemglobetrotters.com. Donations to benefit disaster relief will be collected at halftime and local volunteers will be recognized on the court for their service to the Red Cross.

"This partnership brings two great American organizations together in order to achieve a common goal--to help people in need and to put smiles on people's faces," said Howard Smith, President of the Harlem Globetrotters. "We look forward to helping the Red Cross achieve their goals by incorporating their messaging into everything we do on and off the court."

Known globally as the Ambassadors of Goodwill, the Harlem Globetrotters' Great Assist initiative, promises to spread 100 million smiles over the next decade through sportsmanship and service. As part of a two-year partnership, the Red Cross will engage the Harlem Globetrotters nationally and locally in all aspects of its mission. During the first year, the team will join the Red Cross, along with local fire departments and other community partners, as the organization works to install its one millionth smoke alarm by October 2017 to help Americans stay safe from home fires. The Red Cross Cascades Region has already installed more than 10,000 smoke alarms throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

In 2016, the Red Cross responded to approximately 668 disasters, making it a devastating year for thousands of people affected by home fires, floods, wildfires and more. In Oregon and SW Washington, the Red Cross helps an average of three families affected by disasters every single day.

Harlem Globetrotters Legacy
For more than 90 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been a leader in fun and wholesome family entertainment and committed to being Ambassadors of Goodwill across the world. Every year, the team travels to hundreds of schools, children's hospitals and overseas military bases, bringing people together through acts of kindness.

For more information about donating, visit redcross.org/HarlemGlobetrotters. People can also support the Red Cross by texting ASSIST to 90999 to make a $10 donation, and by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800- RED CROSS to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets near you. To learn more about the Harlem Globetrotters, please visit harlemglobetrotters.com.

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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Harlem Globetrotters Visit Eugene; Partner with Red Cross - 02/07/17

EUGENE, Ore. February 7, 2017 -- The local Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) has joined forces with the Harlem Globetrotters as its official charity partner through the team's Great Assist initiative. The focus of the partnership is to help people in this region prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters big and small.

The Harlem Globetrotters will feature Red Cross services and volunteers at games throughout their basketball season, including one at Eugene's Matthew Knight Arena on February 12th at 4:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.harlemglobetrotters.com. Donations to benefit disaster relief will be collected at halftime and local volunteers will be recognized on the court for their service to the Red Cross.

"This partnership brings two great American organizations together in order to achieve a common goal--to help people in need and to put smiles on people's faces," said Howard Smith, President of the Harlem Globetrotters. "We look forward to helping the Red Cross achieve their goals by incorporating their messaging into everything we do on and off the court."

Known globally as the Ambassadors of Goodwill, the Harlem Globetrotters' Great Assist initiative, promises to spread 100 million smiles over the next decade through sportsmanship and service. As part of a two-year partnership, the Red Cross will engage the Harlem Globetrotters nationally and locally in all aspects of its mission. During the first year, the team will join the Red Cross, along with local fire departments and other community partners, as the organization works to install its one millionth smoke alarm by October 2017 to help Americans stay safe from home fires. The Red Cross Cascades Region has already installed more than 10,000 smoke alarms throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

In 2016, the Red Cross responded to approximately 668 disasters, making it a devastating year for thousands of people affected by home fires, floods, wildfires and more. In Oregon and SW Washington, the Red Cross helps an average of three families affected by disasters every single day.

Harlem Globetrotters Legacy
For more than 90 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been a leader in fun and wholesome family entertainment and committed to being Ambassadors of Goodwill across the world. Every year, the team travels to hundreds of schools, children's hospitals and overseas military bases, bringing people together through acts of kindness.

For more information about donating, visit redcross.org/HarlemGlobetrotters. People can also support the Red Cross by texting ASSIST to 90999 to make a $10 donation, and by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800- RED CROSS to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets near you. To learn more about the Harlem Globetrotters, please visit harlemglobetrotters.com.

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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Salem - 02/07/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in the 3000 block of Liberty Road S. in Salem, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected 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, 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 Central Point - 02/05/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in the 400 block of Gibbon Road in Central Point, Jackson 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 Fire Affecting Four People in Portland - 02/03/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on February 3, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of SE 138th Place in Portland. This multi-family fire affected four people, including three adults, one child, 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 Disaster Affecting Two People in McMinnville - 02/02/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 12:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 in the 8800 block of SE Morgan Lane in McMinnville, Yamhill 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.

Judy Kimmoons
Judy Kimmoons
Local Red Cross Sends Disaster Responders to Southern States Devastated by 60+ Tornadoes (Photo) - 01/31/17

Five Red Cross volunteer responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington have deployed to the Southeast following a deadly string of tornadoes.

PORTLAND, Ore., January 31, 2017 -- Disaster responders from the American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington are on the ground in Mississippi helping people who have lost everything in more than 60 tornadoes that hit Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina last week.

Responders from Portland, Salem and Medford, Oregon, and Longview, Washington, are assisting affected communities by managing disaster relief shelters, delivering food and water to affected neighborhoods, providing emergency financial assistance and delivering health and mental health services to people in need.

Disaster response volunteer Judy Kimmons from Medford, Oregon, is on the ground near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is traveling into affected neighborhoods in a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) delivering water and meals to people who are unable to leave their homes because of the storms.

"People have lost absolutely everything." Kimmons said. "A lot of these people don't have a home. Taking them a meal seems like something really small, but to them it is big. They're so thankful. When their focus is on the big picture and everything they have lost, a meal or a rake or a shovel means a lot."

More than a week following the devastating tornadoes and storms that ripped through the Southeast, American Red Cross disaster teams from across the nation are providing relief and recovery services to the hardest-hit areas across Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama. Initial damage assessments indicate more than 3,700 homes have been affected across Mississippi, and Georgia. This number could increase once all inaccessible areas are accessed.

* Over 145 people in Georgia and Mississippi are still seeking refuge in 2 Red Cross and community shelters.
* Red Cross response vehicles are circulating through the hardest-hit areas, delivering food and relief supplies as people clean up their homes.
* In Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, Red Cross and community partners have served over 80,000 meals and snacks, distributed over 28,000 relief items, and provided over 4,000 Health Services and Disaster Mental Health contacts.
* Red Cross has mobilized over 500 workers to help those in need.

Red Cross will continue its response efforts to help people in impacted regions recover from these terrible disasters. Red Cross anticipates spending approximately $1.9 million to help people affected by the tornadoes and storms in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.

OTHER RED CROSS RESOURCES:

SAFE AND WELL: Register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website so loved ones can see if you are safe and well. Those who can't access a computer can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and a Red Cross operator can help them register. They can also update their Facebook and Twitter status through the Safe and Well website or visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell on their smart phone and click on the "List Yourself as Safe and Well" or "Search for friends and family" link.

EMERGENCY APP: Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of flooding, wildfires and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters. The App also includes emergency first aid information and a Family Safe feature which allows people to instantly see if loved ones are okay. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

HOW TO HELP: The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Southern Tornadoes and Storms by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to the Southern Tornadoes and Storms relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Portland - 01/31/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 in the 600 block of NE 178th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected 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, 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 Four People in Salem - 01/30/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 30, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Winter St. SE in Salem, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including one adult 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 a Single Family Home Fire Affecting Four People in Happy Valley - 01/30/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 30, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m. in the 8900 block of SE 139th Avenue in Happy Valley, Oregon. The fire affected four adults and their 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 Single Family Home Fire Affecting one adult in Sutherlin - 01/30/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 29, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Comstock Avenue in Sutherlin, Oregon. 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 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 a Single Family Home Fire Affecting Two Adults and Their Pet in Aloha - 01/28/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on January 28, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m.in the 2200 block of SW 218th Drive in Aloha, Oregon. The fire affected two adults and their 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 a Single Family Home Fire Affecting Five People in Elmira - 01/26/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m. in the 25000 block of Moyer Street in Elmira, Oregon. The single-family home fire affected five people 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 a Single Family Home Fire Affecting One Adult in Baker City - 01/26/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a single-family home fire disaster on January 26, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m. that had occurred on January 25, 2017 in the 4000 block of Cedar Road, Baker City. 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, 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. The Red Cross provides 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 Two People in Pendleton - 01/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster today, January 24, 2017, at approximately 10 a.m. in the 1500 block of SE Alexander Place in Pendleton, OR. The fire affected two 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 Home Fire Affecting Two People in Jackson County - 01/24/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster today, January 24, 2017, at approximately 11 a.m. in the 4000 block of S Pacific Highway in Phoenix, OR. The fire affected two 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 a Multi-family home fire in Prineville - 01/23/17

On Monday January 23rd, 2017, at approximately 3:00PM, disaster responders Marden Mull and John Crowell responded to a disaster, which occurred on January 23, in the 200 block on NE 10th Ave in Prineville. This multi-family fire affected 2 adults, 2 children and 1 pet. Red Cross provided assistance to meet immediate basic needs and recovery information.

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a multi-family home fire disaster on January 23, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the 200 block on NE 10th Avenue in Prineville, Oregon. The fire affected 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, 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 although recently there seems to be an increase in those averages. The Red Cross provides 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 Opens Shelter for People Displaced by Apartment Fire in NW Portland - 01/23/17

PORTLAND, Ore. January 23, 2017 -- Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross are assisting people affected by an apartment fire in NW Portland.

The residents of a 65-unit residential building located at 1800 NW Lovejoy were displaced due to a fire this morning.

The American Red Cross has established a temporary shelter located at:
Congregation Beth Israel
1972 NW Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97209

Individuals and families affected by the apartment fire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

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 Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Assists Four in Gresham After Single-Family Fire - 01/22/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family fire disaster on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 3:40 p.m. in the 4100 block of NE 8th Street in Gresham. This fire affected two adults, two children and pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary lodging, food, 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.

Red Cross Assists Five in South Bend, Pacific County, WA after single-family fire - 01/21/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family fire disaster on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the 500 block of Central Street in South Bend, WA. This 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 lodging, food, 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.