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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five in Medford - 09/22/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on September, 22, 2017, at approximately 11:45 p.m. in the 3400 Block of Table Rock in Medford,
OR. The fire affected five people, including three adults and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

In Midst of Numerous Disasters, Red Cross & Partners Hold Free Community Preparedness Presentations - 09/21/17

With large-scale disasters occurring daily -- earthquakes in Mexico, Hurricanes across the U.S. and wildfires in our own backyard -- the Red Cross and our community partners are holding preparedness events to get our community prepared for anything.

PORTLAND, Ore., September 21, 2017 -- September is National Preparedness Month and the Red Cross and our partners are helping our community to be ready for disasters big and small by holding three large-scale community preparedness presentations. The presentations, titled "Prepare Out Loud" are free, interactive sessions focusing on local disaster risks, the hazards of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and simple steps to prepare for disasters of all kinds.

Oregon State Resilience Officer, Mike Harryman will deliver an opening speech at the September 26 and September 27 presentations. Each presentation is accompanied by a "Prepare Fair" where local agencies will be available to discuss preparedness tips and hand out information. The presentations will be held at the following locations on the following dates.

September 26 - Tigard
Prepare Fair: 5:30 -- 6:30 p.m.: Browse public safety information & giveaways
Prepare Out Loud Presentation: 6:30 -- 8:00 p.m. Oregon State Resilience Officer, Mike Harryman will deliver an opening speech.
Tigard High School Auditorium. 9000 SW Durham Rd, 97224
* Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Tigard Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Metro West Ambulance will have vehicles on display. Mountain House will be giving away free food samples.

September 27 -- NW Portland
Prepare Fair: 5:30 -- 6:30 p.m.: Browse public safety information & giveaways
Prepare Out Loud Presentation: 6:30 -- 8:00 p.m. Oregon State Resilience Officer, Mike Harryman will deliver an opening speech.
Montgomery Park. 2701 NW Vaughn St, 97210
* The first 100 attendees receive a free emergency preparedness kit courtesy of Bill Naito Company. Elephants Deli will be providing snacks and beverages at the event. Portland Fire & Rescue will have a fire engine on site. Mountain House will be giving away free food samples.

September 28 -- NE Portland
Prepare Fair: 5:30 -- 6:30 p.m.: Browse public safety information & giveaways
Prepare Out Loud Presentation: 6:30 -- 8:00 p.m.
Buckley Auditorium, University of Portland. Willamette Blvd, 97203
* Browse public safety and education display tables starting at 5:30 p.m. Portland Fire & Rescue will have a fire engine on site. Mountain House will be giving away free food samples.

Partner agencies will have preparedness information and giveaways available at each event starting at 5:30 p.m.

Partner agencies include: Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Multnomah County, Portland Fire & Rescue, Clackamas Fire & Rescue, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Regional Water Providers Consortium, Washington County, Leatherman, Mountain House and NW Natural.

Free to attend. RSVP at KGWKeepingYouSafe.com or PrepareOutLoud.org.

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:
* Simple and tangible steps to take right now to be ready for disasters big and small
* The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
* Human behavior during disasters
* What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake or other large-scale disaster
* 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 after a large scale-disaster

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One in Silverton - 09/21/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on September, 21, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m. in the 4300 block of Silver Falls Dr.
NE in Silverton, OR. The fire affected one adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting one adult in Grant Pass - 09/18/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on September 18, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., in the 300 Block of SE G Street in Grants Pass, OR. The fire affected one adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

Boats thrown from water - Key West
Boats thrown from water - Key West
Local Red Cross Sends 25 Disaster Responders to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Relief Operations (Photo) - 09/18/17

Red Cross responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington have deployed to the Southeast following two unprecedented hurricanes with another storm on the horizon.

PORTLAND, Ore., September 18, 2017 -- Disaster responders from the American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) are on the ground in Texas and Florida helping communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with shelter, food, water, cleanup supplies and recovery assistance.

Responders from Saint Helens, Grants Pass, Williams, Portland, Bend, Eugene, Keizer, Junction City, Dallas, Salem, Florence, Tigard, Medford, Vernonia, Springfield, Monmouth and Camas, Washington, are assisting affected communities by working in disaster relief shelters, delivering food and water to affected neighborhoods, providing emergency financial assistance, helping with family reunification, and delivering health and mental health services to people in need.

Southwest Oregon Chapter Executive Director, Carisa Hettich traveled from her home in Eugene to Houston where she started out helping at a 2,000 person relief shelter and is now traveling in an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to deliver food, water and cleanup supplies in communities that need help.

"There is extreme devastation here. People's possessions are piled on the side of the road, destroyed by floodwaters," said Hettich. "They have nothing and are grateful for all we are doing to help. I can't erase the damage but I can give people a warm meal, water and a hug to let them know it's going to be ok."

Red Cross volunteer responder, Judy Kimmons drove from her home in Medford across the country in an ERV to help people affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida.

"Thousands of people are without power, billboards are ripped down and strewn across the highway and boats have been thrown from the water and onto the shore," Kimmons said. "We've been focused on getting food to people without electricity and are bracing for other storms on the horizon."

The American Red Cross has launched a wide-ranging relief effort to provide safe shelter, food and comfort to people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Red Cross is part of a large team of agencies and organizations responding to provide help to those in need.

HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA
* In the last three weeks, the Red Cross and community partners have provided more than 934,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters due to hurricanes. Shelters were opened in eight states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* The Red Cross has served more than 3 million meals and snacks to people in need.
* More than 6,400 Red Cross disaster workers and almost 300 emergency response vehicles are on the ground right now, helping thousands of people affected by these storms.
* More than 73 million hurricane and flood alerts have been issued through Red Cross mobile apps for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

HURRICANE HARVEY
* Overnight, more than 4,600 people stayed in 25 Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas and Louisiana. To date, there have been nearly 394,000 overnight shelter stays provided for Hurricane Harvey.
* Along with our partners, we have served more than 2.3 million meals and snacks in Texas and Louisiana.
* More than 3,500 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground in Texas and Louisiana, with almost 280 more on the way.
* More than 170 emergency response vehicles have been activated to help deliver meals and relief supplies across the hardest hit areas of Texas and Louisiana.
* Mental health and health services professionals have provided nearly 76,000 contacts to provide support and care to people in Texas and Louisiana.
* We've distributed nearly 655,000 relief items, such as diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, coolers, and comfort kits containing deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items, in Texas and Louisiana.
* The Red Cross has already distributed $45 million in financial assistance to more than 100,000 qualified households who needed immediate help. This assistance has helped more than 365,000 people including more than 10,000 households headed by military veterans.

HURRICANE IRMA
* Overnight, almost 3,600 people were provided refuge in 55 government and Red Cross shelters across Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This includes:
In Florida, more than 3,200 people in 47 evacuation shelters.
In Georgia, 24 people in one shelter.
On the U.S. Virgin Islands, 162 people in four evacuation shelters.
In Puerto Rico, more than 182 people in three evacuation shelters.
* To date, evacuation centers have provided more than half a million (541,000) overnight stays to people needing a safe place to go.
* Along with our partners, we have served more than 747,000 meals and snacks across six states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* We've distributed more than 88,000 relief items, such as diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, coolers, and comfort kits containing deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items across six states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Mental health and health services professionals have provided more than 16,000 contacts to provide support and care to those affected across six states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Nearly 3,000 Red Cross workers are responding to Irma now, with more than 300 more volunteers on the way.
* More than 120 emergency response vehicles have been activated to help.

HOW TO HELP:
The Red Cross has launched massive responses to these devastating storms and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief for those affected.
* Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
* Help people affected by Hurricane Irma by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word IRMA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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 Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.

Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire Affecting One Adult and One Child in Gresham - 09/16/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on September 16, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. in the 1200 block of NW 1st Street in Gresham, Ore. The 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 with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

Red Cross Responds to Multi Family Home Fire Affecting Three Adults in Aloha - 09/15/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a multi family home fire disaster on September 15, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of 180th Avenue in Aloha, Ore. The 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 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 Four Adults and Five Children in Gaston - 09/15/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on September 15, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the 11300 block of SW Spring Hill Road in Gaston, Ore. The fire affected four adults, five children, and four pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits 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 Hone Fire Affecting Three Adults in Eugene - 09/15/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on September 14, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Norman Avenue in Eugene. The fire affected three adults, and two pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits 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 Continues to Help Wildfire Evacuees; Relocates Hood River County Shelter - 09/14/17

The local American Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington continues to help people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire. Due to ongoing fire activity and at the request of Hood River County, the Red Cross will be relocating its shelter to Hood River.

Red Cross responders are currently operating two wildfire relief shelters and providing food, water, shelter, health services and emotional support for evacuees.

As of yesterday, the Red Cross had distributed approximately 10,830 meals and snacks at the two shelters since the start of the relief operation on September 3. Approximately 5,047 meals and snacks have been served at the Multnomah County shelter and approximately 5,783 meals and snacks have been served at the Hood River County shelter.

SHELTER RELOCATION
The shelter located at Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center in Stevenson, WA is being relocated to the Hood River Assembly of God, located at 979 Tucker Rd., Hood River, OR 97031 after dinner this evening. All services available at the Red Cross shelter at the Skamania County Fairgrounds will be available to evacuees at the new shelter location, including pet sheltering assistance. Evacuee RVs may park at Hood River Port Lot 1, 1000 E. Port Marina Dr., Hood River, OR 97031 free of charge.

RELIEF SHELTERS
* As of last night, approximately 45 people were assisted at the Red Cross shelter located in Multnomah County.
* As of last night, approximately 60 people were assisted at the Red Cross shelter located in Hood River County.

How to Help Relief Efforts:
Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most during a relief operation.

Wildfire Relief: you can designate your donation to the "Local Red Cross." Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to "Oregon Wildfires."

In-Kind Donations: the American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.


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

Red Cross Continues to Help Wildfire Evacuees; Gresham Shelter Successfully Relocated to Troutdale - 09/12/17

The local American Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington continues to help people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

RELIEF SHELTERS
Red Cross responders are currently operating two wildfire relief shelters and providing food, water, shelter, health services and emotional support for approximately 170 people as of last night's count.

As of yesterday, the Red Cross has distributed approximately 9,199 meals and snacks at the two shelters since the start of the relief operation on September 3rd. Approximately 4,169 meals and snacks have been served at the formerly Gresham now Troutdale shelter and approximately 5,030 meals and snacks have been served at the Stevenson shelter.

SHELTER RELOCATION
The shelter located at Mt. Hood Community College successfully relocated to Harvest Christian Church, 624 SW Halsey, Troutdale, OR early this afternoon. The Red Cross will continue to help evacuees in need of shelter assistance at the new shelter location. Multnomah County will continue to partner with the Red Cross to deliver services, including animal shelter assistance. It is not uncommon for a relief shelter to transition to a new location during an extended response period.

* As of last night, approximately 24 people sought refuge at the Red Cross shelter located in Gresham (now Troutdale). 14 people slept inside the shelter and another 10 stayed in RVs outside the shelter, eating meals, using shower facilities, housing animals at the shelter, etc. The shelter is being operated in partnership with Multnomah County.
* As of last night, approximately 146 people sought refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA. 22 people slept inside the shelter and another 124 stayed in RVs in the parking lot and ate meals, used shower facilities, etc.

How to Help Relief Efforts:
Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most during a relief operation.

Wildfire Relief: you can designate your donation to the "Local Red Cross." Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to "Oregon Wildfires."

In-Kind Donations: the American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.


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

Red Cross Is Currently Assisting 19 People Affected by Apartment Fire in Portland - 09/12/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross are currently assisting 12 adults and 7 children impacted by an apartment fire that occurred on September 12, 2017, located in the 600 block of the NE 162nd Ave in Portland.

The Red Cross is providing 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 Two Adults Affected by a Multi-Family Home Fire in Springfield - 09/11/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross assisted two adults who had been involved in a multi-family home fire disaster on September 8, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Main Street in Springfield, Ore.

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 Still Helping Wildfire Evacuees; Relocates Gresham Relief Shelter to Troutdale - 09/11/17

The local American Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington continues to help people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

RELIEF SHELTERS
Red Cross responders are currently operating two wildfire relief shelters and providing food, water, shelter, health services and emotional support for approximately 170 people.
As of yesterday, the Red Cross has distributed approximately 7,683 meals and snacks at the two shelters since the start of the relief operation last week. Approximately 3,120 meals and snacks have been served at the Gresham shelter and approximately 4,563 meals and snacks have been served at the Stevenson shelter.

SHELTER RELOCATION
The shelter located at Mt. Hood Community College is relocating to Harvest Christian Church, 624 SW Halsey, Troutdale, OR. The shelter is being relocated as of tomorrow morning and the Red Cross will continue to help people in need of shelter assistance at the new shelter location. People staying at the shelter have been informed about the shelter relocation and Red Cross responders are meeting one-on-one with people staying at the shelter to ensure they are aware of the relocation and have access to resources. Multnomah County will continue to partner with the Red Cross to deliver services, including animal shelter assistance.

* As of last night, approximately 24 people sought refuge at the Red Cross shelter located in Gresham. 14 people slept inside the shelter and another 10 stayed in RVs outside the shelter, eating meals, using shower facilities, housing animals at the shelter, etc. The shelter is being operated in partnership with Multnomah County.
* As of last night, approximately 146 people sought refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA. 22 people slept inside the shelter and another 124 stayed in RVs in the parking lot and ate meals, used shower facilities, etc.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS
The Red Cross will be handing out water and emergency preparedness information at two community meetings tonight at 6 p.m. at the Edgefield Amphitheater, 2126 Halsey Street, in Troutdale and at 7:00 p.m. at the Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks.


>>>WILDFIRE SHELTER RELIEF PHOTOS: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/mjaW1ZlGH0


How to Help Relief Efforts:
Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most during a relief operation.

Wildfire Relief: you can designate your donation to the "Local Red Cross." Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to "Oregon Wildfires."

In-Kind Donations: the American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.


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

Three People Assisted in SE Portland After Single-Family Fire - 09/10/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the 100 block of SE 151st Avenue in Portland, OR.

The multi-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, 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.

Eleven People Receive Assistance After Salem Multi-Family Fire - 09/10/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the 200 block of Alice Avenue S in Salem, Oregon.

The multi-family fire affected six adults, five children and pets.

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

Hurricane Irma - Judy Kimmons from Medford and Carleton Wood from Eugene
Hurricane Irma - Judy Kimmons from Medford and Carleton Wood from Eugene
Red Cross Still Helping 170 Wildfire Evacuees; Some Responders Deploy to Help Hurricane Relief Efforts (Photo) - 09/10/17

The local American Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington is responding to help people affected by wildfires here at home and a hurricane across the United States.

Wildfire Relief:
Red Cross responders are operating two wildfire relief shelters and providing food, water, shelter, health services and emotional support for approximately 170 people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

* Approximately 24 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at Mt. Hood Community College, Yoshida Events Center 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR (14 people are sleeping inside the shelter and another 10 are staying in RVs outside the shelter, eating meals, using shower facilities, housing animals at the shelter, etc.). The shelter is being operated in partnership with Multnomah County.

* Approximately 146 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA (22 people are sleeping inside the shelter and another 124 are staying in RVs in the parking lot and eating meals, using shower facilities, etc.

The Red Cross will be handing out water and emergency preparedness information at a community meeting at 6 p.m. at the Edgefield Amphitheater, 2126 Halsey Street, in Troutdale.

>>>WILDFIRE SHELTER RELIEF PHOTOS: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/mjaW1ZlGH0

Hurricane Relief:
Since mid-August, local Red Cross responders have been focused on local relief efforts in the wake of an unprecedented wildfire season. While personnel resources are still primarily focused on local response and the operation of three wildfire relief shelters (two at the Eagle Creek Fire and one at the Chetco Bar Wildfire), six responders and three emergency response vehicles left early this morning to drive cross-country to help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Six responders from Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Bend are driving to Florida in emergency response vehicles to volunteer at the relief operation. Deployed personnel will be working primarily in relief shelters helping to feed the thousands of evacuees staying in Red Cross evacuation centers and relief shelters. Emergency response vehicles will be used to deliver meals and supplies to people unable to leave their neighborhoods because of storm damage and flooding.

>>>HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF PHOTOS: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/rUuJcpbxTv

How to Help Relief Efforts:
Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most during a relief operation.

Wildfire Relief: you can designate your donation to the "Local Red Cross." Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to "Oregon Wildfires."

In-Kind Donations: the American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.

Hurricane Relief:
To help people affected by Hurricane Irma visit redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word IRMA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


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

Contact Info:
Monique Dugaw

Regional Director of Communications
American Red Cross
(503) 877 - 7121 (c)
monique.dugaw@redcross.org

Two people assisted by Red Cross in Woodland, WA after single-family fire - 09/09/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 in the 300 block of Pekin Road in Woodland, WA.

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, 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.

More Than 140 People Still Receiving Assistance At Red Cross Shelters - 09/08/17

The American Red Cross is providing food, water, shelter, health services and emotional support for approximately 143 people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

* Approximately 43 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at Mt. Hood Community College, Yoshida Events Center 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR (23 people are sleeping inside the shelter and another 20 are staying in RVs outside the shelter, eating meals, using shower facilities, housing animals at the shelter, etc.). The shelter is being operated in partnership with Multnomah County.

* Approximately 100 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA (24 people are sleeping inside the shelter and another 76 are staying in RVs in the parking lot and eating meals, using shower facilities, etc.

Individuals and families under evacuation orders because of wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at one of the shelters for help.

Photos from Shelters: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/mjaW1ZlGH0

How to Help Relief Efforts:
Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. You can designate your donation to the "Local Red Cross." Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to "Oregon Wildfires." Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most during a relief operation.

In-Kind Donations: The American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.

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

More than 200 People Still Receiving Assistance at Red Cross Shelters; Local Community Banding Together to Help - 09/07/17

The American Red Cross is providing food, water, shelter, health services and emotional support for approximately 215 people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

* Approximately 65 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at Mt. Hood Community College, Yoshida Events Center 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR. The shelter is being operated in partnership with Multnomah County.
* Approximately 150 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA.

Individuals and families under evacuation orders because of wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at one of the shelters for help.

"The Red Cross is working around the clock to provide a comfortable place for evacuees," said Candace Horter, CEO of the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "A few days ago, a woman came to our shelter literally shaking from fear. She was evacuated from her home and needed help. Today she is smiling. That's why we do what we do."

The local community is coming together to offer aid to people displaced by the Eagle Creek Fire and the relief efforts of the Red Cross.

A number of local restaurants have stepped up to offer professionally catered meals at the wildfire evacuation shelters; other companies are offering a portion of proceeds to be donated back to local relief efforts. Additionally, local pro sports teams including the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), Portland Timbers (MLS), Portland Thorns FC (NWSL), Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League) and Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) are banding together to raise much-needed funds and blood donations to channel through the Red Cross. This is the first joint-philanthropic initiative among the five local professional franchises focusing on a specific cause -- to bring aid to disaster victims.

Each professional sports team is hosting a day of support and blood donations at the Red Cross, located at 3131 N. Vancouver Ave. in Portland. The Hillsoboro Hops were on site yesterday, the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns were on site today. The Portland Winterhawks will be on site tomorrow, Friday, September 8, 7:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers will be on site on Saturday, September 9 from 8 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

How to Help Relief Efforts:
Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. You can designate your donation to the "Local Red Cross." Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to "Oregon Wildfires." Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most during a relief operation.

In-Kind Donations: The American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in The Dalles - 09/06/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 14:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017 in the 2300 block of W 10th Street in The Dalles, OR. The single-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, 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 Continues to Help 225 Eagle Creek Wildfire Evacuees - 09/06/17

The American Red Cross is currently assisting approximately 225 people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire. People staying at the two Red Cross wildfire evacuation shelters, located in Gresham and Stevenson, are being assisted with lodging, food, water, shower facilities, and health and mental health services.

* Approximately 75 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR. The shelter is being operated in partnership with Multnomah County.

* Approximately 150 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA.
Individuals and families under evacuation orders because of wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encourages to simply show up at one of the shelters for help.

How to Help Relief Efforts:

Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. You can designate your donation to the "Local Red Cross." Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to "Oregon Wildfires." Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most during a relief operation.

In-Kind Donations: The American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.


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

Red Cross is Assisting Wildfire Evacuees in Lane County, Oregon; Temporary Shelter Established - 09/05/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross are assisting people displaced by a wildfire in Lane County, Oregon, known as the Horse Creek fire.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for evacuees, located at:

McKenzie Middle School
51187 Blue River Drive
Vida, OR 97488

Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help. Currently it is unknown how many individuals and families are affected.

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

Four adults receiving assistance in Linn County after single-family fire - 09/05/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017 in the 30,000 block of OR-99E in Shedd, 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, 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 Helps More than 200 Eagle Creek Fire Evacuees in Two Shelters - 09/05/17

The American Red Cross continues to operate two shelters for people displaced from their homes by the Eagle Creek Fire.

Individuals and families evacuated by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encourages to simply show up for help at one of the shelters.

The address of the Red Cross shelter at Mt. Hood Community College is:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030

Since the shelter at Mt. Hood Community College opened last night, the Red Cross has helped more than 75 people with food, water and shelter assistance at this location.

The address of the Red Cross shelter in Stevenson is:
Hedgewald Center
710 SW Rock Creek Drive
Stevenson, WA

Since the shelter in Stevenson opened on Sunday, the Red Cross has helped more than 150 people with food, water and shelter assistance at this location.

How to Help:
Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or by calling 503-528-5634. Financial donations to "Disaster Relief" or to "Local Red Cross" allows the Red Cross to purchase the exact supplies required for the needs of a specific disaster relief operation.

In-Kind Donations: The American Red Cross may accept large quantities of solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.


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

Red Cross Operates Three Wildfire Relief Shelters Because of Eagle Creek, Chetco Bar Wildfires - 09/05/17

The American Red Cross continues to operate shelters throughout the region for people displaced by wildfires. Last night, the Red Cross provided 40 overnight stays in the shelters plus food, water and comfort kits to 100+ people staying outside the shelter. Individuals and families displaced by wildfires and in need for shelter assistance may simply show up for help.

The Red Cross is operating wildfire relief shelters at the following locations:
Eagle Creek Wildfire
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030

Hedgewald Center
710 SW Rock Creek Drive
Stevenson, WA


Chetco Bar Wildfire
Brookings Church of the Nazarene
1600 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR

How to Help:
People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Financial donations to "Disaster Relief" allows the Red Cross to purchase the exact supplies required for the needs of a specific disaster relief operation.

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

Red Cross is Assisting Wildfire Evacuees in Warrendale and Dodson; Temporary Shelter Established in Gresham, OR - 09/04/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross are assisting people displaced by a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, known as the Eagle Creek fire.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for evacuees from Warrendale and Dodson, Oregon located at:

Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030

Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help. Currently residents of Warrendale and Dodson are being evacuated.

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Rainier - 09/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 in the 70000 block of Beaver Springs Road in Rainier, Columbia County, Ore.

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

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Coquille - 09/03/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017 in the 200 block of W. 17th Street in Coquille, Coos County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults.

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

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

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

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

Red Cross is Assisting Wildfire Evacuees in Cascade Locks; Temporary Shelter Established in Stevenson, WA - 09/03/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross are assisting 20-50 people displaced by a wildfire near Cascade Locks, OR known as the Eagle Creek fire.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for evacuees, located at:
Hedgewald Center
710 SW Rock Creek Drive
Stevenson, WA

Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help. Currently 20-50 individuals are at a level 3 evacuation and must leave immediately. Another 200-300 people are on level 2 alert, which means they must be ready to evacuate.

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Bend - 09/01/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 10:00 p.m. Fri, Sep. 1, 2017 in the 60000 block of Navajo Road in Bend, Deschutes County, Ore.

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

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Trail - 09/01/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 6:30 p.m. Fri, Sep. 1, 2017 in the 23000 block of Highway 62 in Trail, Jackson County, Ore.

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, 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.

Responders Assist Eight People After Redmond Multi-Family Fire - 09/01/17

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a multi-family home fire disaster on September 1, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the 700 block of NW Maple Avenue in Redmond, OR. The fire affected two adults and six 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 Opens Wildfire Evacuation Shelter in Riddle - 08/31/17

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for wildfire evacuees in Riddle, Oregon due to the Horse Prairie Fire. The shelter is located at Open Bible Christian Church, 694 4th Ave. Riddle, OR 97469.

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


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

The American Red Cross Relocates Gold Beach Red Cross Shelter - 08/31/17

The American Red Cross continues to provide shelter and aid to people displaced by wildfires throughout Oregon. To date (August 31, 2017) the Red Cross shelter has provided 245 overnight stays and more than 4,000 meals and snacks to people in need of assistance.

The Red Cross shelter, established because of level 3 evacuations due to the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County, has moved from Riley Elementary School in Gold Beach to the Curry County Fairgrounds Events Center, 29392 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444. The move was made because school will be starting at Riddle Elementary.

Individuals and families in need of shelter assistance because of wildfire evacuations may simply show up at the shelter for help. The following services are available at the shelter to people displaced by the Chetco Bar Wildfire: shelter (sleeping area, cots, blankets); food (hot meals and snacks); water and coffee; a shower facility; informational updates from the Fire Management Team (typically daily resident briefings); other assistance (dependent on individual or community needs); information on pet shelter assistance; information on livestock relocation; and health and mental health services.

Red Cross Responds To Keiser Residential Fire Affecting Family Of Four - 08/30/17

On Tuesday August 29, 2017, at 11:45 pm, Red Cross disaster response volunteers responded to residential fire which occurred in the 5000 block of Courtlyn St in Keizer. This single-family fire affected 3 adults, 1 child and a pet.

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Holds Volunteer Recruitment Event in Medford TOMORROW - 08/29/17

A volunteer recruitment meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday August 29, in Medford. People interested in helping at the Chetco Bar Wildfire, Hurricane Harvey or other disasters are encouraged to attend.

MEDFORD, Ore., August 29, 2017 --The American Red Cross is holding a volunteer training meeting in Medford on Wednesday. Individuals interested in volunteering with the Red Cross for local and national disaster relief efforts are encouraged to attend. No RSVP is required and details on the training is as follows:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Red Cross Medford Office
60 Hawthorne St.
Medford, OR 97504


People who are unable to attend one of the recruitment meetings can still become Red Cross volunteers by visiting redcross.org/volunteer.

* Since August 17, the Red Cross has operated a wildfire evacuation shelter. The shelter remains open at Riley Elementary School, 94350 6th St, Gold Beach, OR 97444.
* To date (August 29, 2017) the Red Cross shelter has provided 215 overnight stays and 3,586 meals and snacks.
* Individuals and families in need of shelter assistance may simply show up at the shelter for help. People facing evacuations and in need of shelter assistance may call (888) 680-1455.
* The following services are available at the shelter to people displaced by the Chetco Bar Wildfire: shelter (sleeping area, cots, blankets); food (hot meals and snacks); water and coffee; a shower facility; informational updates from the Fire Management Team (typically daily resident briefings); other assistance (dependent on individual or community needs); information on pet shelter assistance; information on livestock relocation; and health and mental health services.


Red Cross Response to Hurricane Harvey:
* Preliminary estimates indicate that at least 17,000 people sought refuge in more than 45 shelters across Texas Monday night. This includes at least 8,000 evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Shelters are also open in Louisiana as the storm moves in to the area.
* Almost 1,000 volunteers are on the ground and more help is on the way. They will be joined by a group of highly-skilled volunteers from the Mexican Red Cross who will help support shelters, distribute aid, and connect with Spanish speaking disaster survivors to keep them informed about support available to them.
* Along with our partners, we have served nearly 30,000 meals and snacks since the storm began.
* More than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are now on the ground in Texas. This includes supplies to support 6 kitchens, each able to produce 10,000 meals a day. About 73,000 ready-to-eat meals are currently on the ground with an additional 43,000 en route.
* More than half of our emergency response fleet -- 200 Emergency Response Vehicles -- have been activated for the operation.

MAKE A DONATION The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


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

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Local Red Cross Holds Volunteer Recruitment Events for Chetco Bar Wildfire, Hurricane Harvey and Other Disaster Responses - 08/28/17

Local Red Cross Holds Volunteer Recruitment Events for Chetco Bar Wildfire, Hurricane Harvey and Other Disaster Responses

Volunteer recruitment meetings will be held on Tuesday in Portland and Salem
and Wednesday in Medford. People interested in helping at the Chetco Bar Wildfire,
Hurricane Harvey or other disasters are encouraged to attend.

PORTLAND, SALEM, AND MEDFORD, Ore., August 28, 2017 --The American Red Cross is holding volunteer interest meetings in Portland and Salem on Tuesday and Medford on Wednesday. Individuals interested in volunteering with the Red Cross for local and national disaster relief efforts are encouraged to attend. No RSVP is required and details on the trainings are as follows:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Red Cross Regional Headquarters
3131 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Red Cross Salem Office
675 Orchard Heights Rd. NW Suite 200
Salem, OR 97304

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Red Cross Medford Office
60 Hawthorne St.
Medford, OR 97504

People who are unable to attend one of the recruitment meetings can still become Red Cross volunteers by visiting redcross.org/volunteer.

Red Cross Response to the Chetco Bar Wildfire:
* Since August 17, the Red Cross has operated a wildfire evacuation shelter. The shelter remains open at Riley Elementary School, 94350 6th St, Gold Beach, OR 97444.
* To date (Monday morning, August 28, 2017) the Red Cross shelter has provided 192 overnight stays and 2,939 meals and snacks.
* Individuals and families in need of shelter assistance may simply show up at the shelter for help. People facing evacuations and in need of shelter assistance may call (888) 680-1455.
* The following services are available at the shelter to people displaced by the Chetco Bar Wildfire: shelter (sleeping area, cots, blankets); food (hot meals and snacks); water and coffee; a shower facility; informational updates from the Fire Management Team (typically daily resident briefings); other assistance (dependent on individual or community needs); information on pet shelter assistance; information on livestock relocation; and health and mental health services.

Red Cross Response to Hurricane Harvey:
* Preliminary estimates indicate that at least 6,000 people sought refuge in dozens of shelters in Texas Sunday night. We believe this number could be much higher, and will share additional information as it becomes available. Shelters are also open in Louisiana as bands from the storm move to the east.
* More than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are now on the ground in Texas.
* We have shelter supplies for more than 34,000 people, with additional supplies for 18,000 people en route.
* More than half of the Red Cross emergency response fleet -- 200 Emergency Response Vehicles -- have been activated for the operation


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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 shelter locations. 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 has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


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

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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Sweet Home - 08/26/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 in the 1200 block of 41st Street in Sweet Home, Linn County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults.

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Portland - 08/25/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 4:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in the 5600 block of SE Cooper in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected two adults, one child 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 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 Three People in Portland - 08/25/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 3:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in the 6400 block of N. Williams Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-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, 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 Fire Affecting Two People in Portland - 08/24/17

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a single-family fire at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 in the 12200 block of NE Marine Drive in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The fire affected two adults.

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