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Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting One Person in Milwaukie - 02/24/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in the 1700 block of SE Ochoco Street in Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Wash.

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

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

Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting One Person in Longview - 02/24/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in the 300 block of 21st Avenue in Longview, Cowlitz County, Wash.

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

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Longview - 02/24/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in the 70 block of Pacific Place in Longview, Cowlitz County, Wash.

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 Seven People in Longview - 02/23/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in the 300 block of 22nd Avenue in Longview, Cowlitz County, Wash.

The single-family fire affected three 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, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

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

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

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in St. Helens - 02/21/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on February 21, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the 190 block of North 6th Street in St. Helens, OR. The fire affected three adults, one child and seven 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 Six People in Medford - 02/20/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in the 3000 block of Crater Lake Avenue in Medford, Jackson County, Ore.

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

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire in Deschutes County - 02/17/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Saturday February 17, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hwy 20, in Sisters, OR. This single-family disaster 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 Multi-Family Home Fire in Medford - 02/16/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on February 16, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Olympic Ave, Medford, Oregon. This multi-family fire affected 4 adults, 2 children and 4 pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Home Fire in Morrow County - 02/14/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family home fire disaster on February 14, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 100 block of W 2nd St in Ione, OR. The fire affected 2 adults and 1 child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

Red Cross Honors Local 'Heroes' at 21st Annual Awards Ceremony - 02/13/18

The Red Cross will honor the heroic, lifesaving and outstanding actions of local community members at the Hero Awards Breakfast on March 9, 2018.

VANCOUVER, Wash. February 13, 2018-- The American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) will honor ordinary people and their extraordinary and lifesaving actions at its 21st Annual Heroes Breakfast event on March 9, 2018.

The stories of Hero Award winners honored at the event include:
* A woman who coordinated the rescue of hundreds of livestock, horses and other large animals in the Columbia River Gorge during the Eagle Creek wildfire
* Two firefighters who entered a fully-engulfed building to rescue a woman trapped on the second floor. One firefighter hung by rope from the burning building's upstairs window with the rescued woman in his arms until a ladder truck arrived to retrieve them
* A high school student who saved his father's life by performing CPR during a sudden cardiac arrest
* A utilities employee who noticed a customer having a medical emergency while he was on the phone with her and summoned an ambulance minutes before she had a massive stroke

"The selflessness, bravery and commitment to community displayed by this year's Hero Award winners is beyond inspiring," said Josy Wright, board chair of the Southwest Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross. "Hearing their stories is a powerful reminder that there are amazing people among us."

Heroes Breakfast Event Details

7:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 7 a.m.)
Vancouver Hilton, 301 W 6th St. in Vancouver, WA
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.redcross.org/Heroes2018.

"The Red Cross is honored to recognize people who have so admirably contributed to the betterment of our community," said Candace Horter, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "Just like Hero Award winners, the Red Cross steps up to help in times of need. For the past two decades we've been committed to honoring people who live our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering."

About the Heroes Breakfast
For 21 years, the Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington has honored local people for risking their own lives to save the life of another or for going beyond the call of duty to positively impact the community. Last year, nearly 600 people attended the 20th Anniversary Heroes Breakfast and Red Cross Centennial Celebration.
To view the stories of last year's Hero Award recipients, click here: http://rdcrss.org/2AGwQwC.
To view photos of last year's event, click here: http://bit.ly/2H8V3Qd.

Full List of 2018 Hero Award Winners and Their Stories

Community Hero: Kim Mosiman
During the September 2017 Eagle Creek wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, Kim Mosiman mobilized her vast network of animal owners and volunteers to coordinate a rescue effort for hundreds of livestock, horses and other large animals in the path of the massive wildfire. Mosiman managed the rescue effort nonstop for several days, making phone calls, dispatching trailer drivers and identifying safe locations for the evacuated animals to stay. Mosiman, along with several other property owners across the state, provided shelter and food to animals that were evacuated from the fire path for more than a week, until fire evacuation levels were reduced. Thanks to Mosiman's efforts, more than 500 animals were saved from the Eagle Creek Fire's fast-moving and deadly flames.

Good Samaritan Hero: Joshua Vincent
Joshua Vincent, a Clark Public Utilities employee, answered a customer's phone call last March that ended up saving that customer's life. The female customer didn't realize she was experiencing a medical emergency during the phone call, but Vincent could tell something was wrong. Her speech was slowed, she was having trouble keeping details straight and she had mentioned a doctor's appointment early in the conversation. Vincent kept the customer on the phone while he summoned an ambulance to her location. The customer was moments away from suffering a massive stroke, and her doctors said that had Vincent not called the ambulance when he did, she very likely would have died.

First Responder Heroes: Scott Kohler and Matt Towner, Clackamas Fire Department
In September of 2017, firefighters Scott Kohler and Matt Towner, along with crews from Clackamas Fire District #1 and Portland Fire and Rescue, responded to a two-alarm house fire in Happy Valley, Oregon, where a woman was trapped inside the burning home. Firefighters Kohler and Towner entered the burning structure and ascended stairs to the second floor, where the woman was trapped, with the carpet melting to their feet from the extreme heat. By the time they found the woman, the only safe way out of the house was through the upstairs window. As they waited for a ladder to be brought to the window from one of the fire engines, the firefighters hung from the window by rope with the woman sitting in Kohler's lap as he balanced against the side of the fully engulfed house. The ladder arrived, and the firefighters helped the woman to the ground, where she was treated by EMS for extensive burns and smoke inhalation. The woman was quickly transported to the Legacy Emmanuel's burn center in Portland and ultimately recovered from her injuries. She is alive today and thankful for the brave actions of Firefighters Kohler and Towner.

Give Life Hero: Brandon Parsons
In October of 2016, Brandon Parsons was at work on a construction site when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle that had veered out of its lane and slammed directly into the paving machine that Parsons was operating. The accident left Parsons with injuries so severe they required multiple surgeries and, eventually, the amputation of his right leg. His injuries resulted in Parsons needing 29 units of blood products to replace the blood he had lost. Parsons is alive and well today because of the lifesaving blood he was given while under medical care. After he was released from the hospital, it was important for Parsons to be able to give back. In November 2017, he organized a blood drive, collecting 34 pints of blood. Brandon continues to be a regular blood donor, plans to hold additional blood drives and will be forever grateful to the donors who supplied the blood which saved his life.

Military Hero: Crystal Purdy
Crystal Purdy has dedicated her career to serving veterans who are without family or friends in their final years of life. Through her job at a local funeral home, Purdy partners with the organization Dignity Memorial to provide no-cost final arrangements for U.S. veterans, some of whom are homeless or have no close friends or family to lay them to rest with proper military honors. In addition to helping provide this service, Purdy volunteers with local veterans' groups outside of work, including the Portland chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, a group dedicated to enriching the lives of veterans by engaging them with their community through physical and social activity. Purdy is also the Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator for Operation Enduring Warrior, an organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate wounded veterans through a physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. Purdy coordinates events for area veterans such as skydiving, snowshoeing, rock climbing, attending an opera and group dinners. Purdy is passionate about serving those to serve and looks for any opportunity to support and give back to veterans.

Youth Good Samaritan Hero: Zachary Rodgers
Zachary Rodgers was watching television with his family on November 6, 2017, when his father, Ryan, suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Without hesitation, Zachary immediately began performing CPR on his father while his mother and sister called 911. He continued doing CPR for several minutes until emergency medical services arrived and transported Ryan by Life Flight to the hospital. Zachary's quick thinking and immediate action kept his father alive until first responders arrived. Zachary's father, Ryan, is well on his way to recovery, and the father and son are closer now, than ever.

Voluntary Service Hero: Jack Crowell
Jack Crowell is an extraordinary Red Cross volunteer whose skills are numerous and his dedication to the mission to alleviate human suffering, overwhelming. Crowell has been instrumental in leading an effort to make the Warm Springs reservation in Central Oregon safer by helping to get smoke alarms installed and home fire safety education delivered to more than 470 people in the Warm Springs community in one year -- that's nearly 16% of the total Warm Springs population. Crowell also responds to disasters big and small, in his community and across the country, including deployments to California to provide wildfire relief assistance; and North Carolina and Florida to support hurricane relief efforts. He has driven an emergency response vehicle, used to serve food to communities following a disaster, across the United States to support Red Cross disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew. In the past several years, Crowell has deployed nationally three times and responded to dozens of local disasters. As if that isn't enough, in his spare time Crowell also volunteers to deliver lifesaving blood products from the Red Cross to hospitals. His selfless devotion to serve others makes him our 2018 Voluntary Service Hero.

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 Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Honors Local 'Heroes' at 21st Annual Awards Ceremony - 02/13/18

The Red Cross will honor the heroic, lifesaving and outstanding actions of local community members at the Hero Awards Breakfast on March 9, 2018.

PORTLAND, Ore. February 13, 2018-- The American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) will honor ordinary people and their extraordinary and lifesaving actions at its 21st Annual Heroes Breakfast event on March 9, 2018.

The stories of Hero Award winners honored at the event include:
* A woman who coordinated the rescue of hundreds of livestock, horses and other large animals in the Columbia River Gorge during the Eagle Creek wildfire
* Two firefighters who entered a fully-engulfed building to rescue a woman trapped on the second floor. One firefighter hung by rope from the burning building's upstairs window with the rescued woman in his arms until a ladder truck arrived to retrieve them
* A high school student who saved his father's life by performing CPR during a sudden cardiac arrest
* A utilities employee who noticed a customer having a medical emergency while he was on the phone with her and summoned an ambulance minutes before she had a massive stroke

"The selflessness, bravery and commitment to community displayed by this year's Hero Award winners is beyond inspiring," said Josy Wright, board chair of the Southwest Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross. "Hearing their stories is a powerful reminder that there are amazing people among us."

Heroes Breakfast Event Details

7:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 7 a.m.)
Vancouver Hilton, 301 W 6th St. in Vancouver, WA
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.redcross.org/Heroes2018.

"The Red Cross is honored to recognize people who have so admirably contributed to the betterment of our community," said Candace Horter, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "Just like Hero Award winners, the Red Cross steps up to help in times of need. For the past two decades we've been committed to honoring people who live our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering."

About the Heroes Breakfast
For 21 years, the Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington has honored local people for risking their own lives to save the life of another or for going beyond the call of duty to positively impact the community. Last year, nearly 600 people attended the 20th Anniversary Heroes Breakfast and Red Cross Centennial Celebration.
To view the stories of last year's Hero Award recipients, click here: http://rdcrss.org/2AGwQwC.
To view photos of last year's event, click here: http://bit.ly/2H8V3Qd.

Full List of 2018 Hero Award Winners and Their Stories

Community Hero: Kim Mosiman
During the September 2017 Eagle Creek wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, Kim Mosiman mobilized her vast network of animal owners and volunteers to coordinate a rescue effort for hundreds of livestock, horses and other large animals in the path of the massive wildfire. Mosiman managed the rescue effort nonstop for several days, making phone calls, dispatching trailer drivers and identifying safe locations for the evacuated animals to stay. Mosiman, along with several other property owners across the state, provided shelter and food to animals that were evacuated from the fire path for more than a week, until fire evacuation levels were reduced. Thanks to Mosiman's efforts, more than 500 animals were saved from the Eagle Creek Fire's fast-moving and deadly flames.

Good Samaritan Hero: Joshua Vincent
Joshua Vincent, a Clark Public Utilities employee, answered a customer's phone call last March that ended up saving that customer's life. The female customer didn't realize she was experiencing a medical emergency during the phone call, but Vincent could tell something was wrong. Her speech was slowed, she was having trouble keeping details straight and she had mentioned a doctor's appointment early in the conversation. Vincent kept the customer on the phone while he summoned an ambulance to her location. The customer was moments away from suffering a massive stroke, and her doctors said that had Vincent not called the ambulance when he did, she very likely would have died.

First Responder Heroes: Scott Kohler and Matt Towner, Clackamas Fire Department
In September of 2017, firefighters Scott Kohler and Matt Towner, along with crews from Clackamas Fire District #1 and Portland Fire and Rescue, responded to a two-alarm house fire in Happy Valley, Oregon, where a woman was trapped inside the burning home. Firefighters Kohler and Towner entered the burning structure and ascended stairs to the second floor, where the woman was trapped, with the carpet melting to their feet from the extreme heat. By the time they found the woman, the only safe way out of the house was through the upstairs window. As they waited for a ladder to be brought to the window from one of the fire engines, the firefighters hung from the window by rope with the woman sitting in Kohler's lap as he balanced against the side of the fully engulfed house. The ladder arrived, and the firefighters helped the woman to the ground, where she was treated by EMS for extensive burns and smoke inhalation. The woman was quickly transported to the Legacy Emmanuel's burn center in Portland and ultimately recovered from her injuries. She is alive today and thankful for the brave actions of Firefighters Kohler and Towner.

Give Life Hero: Brandon Parsons
In October of 2016, Brandon Parsons was at work on a construction site when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle that had veered out of its lane and slammed directly into the paving machine that Parsons was operating. The accident left Parsons with injuries so severe they required multiple surgeries and, eventually, the amputation of his right leg. His injuries resulted in Parsons needing 29 units of blood products to replace the blood he had lost. Parsons is alive and well today because of the lifesaving blood he was given while under medical care. After he was released from the hospital, it was important for Parsons to be able to give back. In November 2017, he organized a blood drive, collecting 34 pints of blood. Brandon continues to be a regular blood donor, plans to hold additional blood drives and will be forever grateful to the donors who supplied the blood which saved his life.

Military Hero: Crystal Purdy
Crystal Purdy has dedicated her career to serving veterans who are without family or friends in their final years of life. Through her job at a local funeral home, Purdy partners with the organization Dignity Memorial to provide no-cost final arrangements for U.S. veterans, some of whom are homeless or have no close friends or family to lay them to rest with proper military honors. In addition to helping provide this service, Purdy volunteers with local veterans' groups outside of work, including the Portland chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, a group dedicated to enriching the lives of veterans by engaging them with their community through physical and social activity. Purdy is also the Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator for Operation Enduring Warrior, an organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate wounded veterans through a physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. Purdy coordinates events for area veterans such as skydiving, snowshoeing, rock climbing, attending an opera and group dinners. Purdy is passionate about serving those to serve and looks for any opportunity to support and give back to veterans.

Youth Good Samaritan Hero: Zachary Rodgers
Zachary Rodgers was watching television with his family on November 6, 2017, when his father, Ryan, suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Without hesitation, Zachary immediately began performing CPR on his father while his mother and sister called 911. He continued doing CPR for several minutes until emergency medical services arrived and transported Ryan by Life Flight to the hospital. Zachary's quick thinking and immediate action kept his father alive until first responders arrived. Zachary's father, Ryan, is well on his way to recovery, and the father and son are closer now, than ever.

Voluntary Service Hero: Jack Crowell
Jack Crowell is an extraordinary Red Cross volunteer whose skills are numerous and his dedication to the mission to alleviate human suffering, overwhelming. Crowell has been instrumental in leading an effort to make the Warm Springs reservation in Central Oregon safer by helping to get smoke alarms installed and home fire safety education delivered to more than 470 people in the Warm Springs community in one year -- that's nearly 16% of the total Warm Springs population. Crowell also responds to disasters big and small, in his community and across the country, including deployments to California to provide wildfire relief assistance; and North Carolina and Florida to support hurricane relief efforts. He has driven an emergency response vehicle, used to serve food to communities following a disaster, across the United States to support Red Cross disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew. In the past several years, Crowell has deployed nationally three times and responded to dozens of local disasters. As if that isn't enough, in his spare time Crowell also volunteers to deliver lifesaving blood products from the Red Cross to hospitals. His selfless devotion to serve others makes him our 2018 Voluntary Service Hero.

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 Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Bandon - 02/12/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
February 12, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m. in the 51000 block of Pioneer Road in Bandon, OR. The fire affected four, including two adults, two 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 Home Fire Affecting Two in Albany - 02/12/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
February 12, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m. in the 100 block of Curtis Street, NE in Albany, OR. The 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 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 Two People in Vancouver - 02/12/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on February 12, 2018, at approximately 4:00 a.m. in the 4700 block of 72nd Ave in Vancouver, Wash. 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 Single Family Home Fire Affecting Four Adults in Milwaukie - 02/10/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on February 10, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the 15,000 block of SE Orville Avenue in Milwaukie, Ore. The fire affected four adults and six 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 Six People in Grants Pass - 02/09/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on February 9, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Highland Ave in Grants Pass, Ore. The fire affected three adults, three children and one pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

Red Cross to Move Administrative Offices to New Location in Medford - 02/09/18

Red Cross classes will remain at Hawthorne Street location.

MEDFORD, OR, February 9, 2018 -- The Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross is relocating its administrative offices from its current Medford facility, at 60 Hawthorne Street, to a new facility in Medford. Red Cross classes, including CPR and First Aid, will remain at the Hawthorne facility. The Red Cross Blood Donor Center will stay at its current location, 1174 Progress Drive. The new administrative office location will be announced in the coming weeks and as soon as a new facility contract is secured.

Red Cross partner, The United Way of Jackson County, purchased the 60 Hawthorne Street property but is allowing Red Cross classes to remain at this location. Staff offices, volunteer workstations and volunteer meetings will be housed at the new administrative office facility.

"We appreciate our partnership with the United Way of Jackson County and the ability to keep our classes at a consistent location," said Carisa Hettich, Executive Director of the Southwest Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross. "There will be no disruption to Red Cross services, and the community can continue to rely on the Red Cross to provide help and hope when it's needed the most."

Red Cross services were needed this past year, perhaps more than ever, to respond to a record number of disasters in this region and beyond. In 2017, the Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington responded to nearly 750 disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires; helped more than 1,200 families and deployed responders nearly 370 times to disaster relief operations.

Since its inception in 1881, and its start in Oregon in 1917, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to providing compassionate care to those in need. Its network of dedicated volunteers, employees and generous donors share a mission of preventing and alleviating suffering here at home and around the world through five key service areas: Disaster Cycle Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Blood Services, Preparedness Health and Safety Services and International Services. For more information on local Red Cross programs and services, visit www.redcross.org/Cascades or read our blog at www.redcrossblog.org.

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 Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four in Aloha - 02/08/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster on
February 7, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of SW 172nd Terrace in Aloha, OR. The disaster affected four, including three 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 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 Seven in Lakeside - 02/08/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
February 7, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Stanley Lane in Lakeside, OR. The fire affected seven, including four 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 Single Family Home Fire Affecting One Person in Astoria - 02/08/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on February 7, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 10 block of Nimitz Drive in Astoria, Ore. 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 Single Family Home Fire Affecting One Adult in Brookings - 02/07/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on February 7, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Redwood Street in Brookings, Ore. 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 Single Family Home Fire Affecting Three People in Wolf Creek - 02/06/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on February 6, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Sunny Valley Loop in Wolf Creek, Ore. The fire affected two adults, one child 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 Multi Family Home Fire Affecting 30 People in White Salmon - 02/06/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a multi family home fire disaster on February 6, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m. in the 200 block of NE Rhine Village Drive in White Salmon, Wash. The fire affected 30 people, including 16 adults, and 14 children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Roseburg - 02/04/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in the 100 block of NE Zeus Lane in Roseburg, 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 in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

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

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Curtin - 02/02/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in the 300 block of Bear Creek Road in Curtin, Douglas 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 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 Assisting Three People After Multi-Family Fire in Beaverton - 02/02/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 3:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in the 16900 block of SW Blanton Street in Beaverton, Washington 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 Assisting Two People After Home Fire in Eugene - 02/02/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 4:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in the 29500 block of Simmons Road in Eugene, Lane County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults.

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

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

The Red Cross 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 Assisting Three People After Multi-Family Fire in Sweet Home - 02/02/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 4:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in the 1600 block of Cedar Street in Sweet Home, Linn County, Ore.

The multi-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 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 Assisting Five People After Multi-Family Fire in Portland - 01/30/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 11:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in the 9900 block of SE Holgate Boulevard in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected five 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 Six in Gresham after Multi-Family Fire - 01/26/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 in the 200 block of SE Vista in Gresham, Oregon.

This multi-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, 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.