The American Red Cross is a leader in providing relief to single-family, multi-family and community emergencies; national and international disasters; and helping people to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters. In the Cascades Region, which covers the vast area of Oregon and Southwest Washington, approximately 2,500 volunteers provide response, relief and recovery services; save lives through health and safety training; provide assistance to active military members, their families and local veterans; and ensure we maintain a safe and stable blood supply for patients in need.
Nearly 11 times a week, Oregon Red Cross volunteers respond to disasters locally, regionally and worldwide. From house fires to wildfires to hurricanes, we provide humanitarian assistance in the form of shelter, food, clothing, comfort kits and emotional support.
The Oregon Trail Chapter teaches the skills to save a life to thousands of Oregon residents annually. Classes include adult and infant CPR, first aid, AED instruction, pet first aid, disaster preparedness and babysitter training.
Your donations of blood are what make the American Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. In Oregon, we provide more than 90 percent of the blood used by all patients.
Volunteers are at the heart of the Red Cross. With 2,500 trained volunteers region-wide, the Red Cross prepares people for emergencies, responds to disasters, provides training in lifesaving skills, educates the community, raises funds, connects military families and ensures a stable blood supply.