Celebrating a Century in the Cascades

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For the past 100 years, the American Red Cross Cascades Region has been there for the people of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since the establishment of our first regional chapter in 1917, the Red Cross has helped millions of people affected by disasters, including home fires, floods and other emergencies. Our disaster responders have deployed quickly to help support the needs of people affected by disasters big and small. From health and safety classes to lifesaving blood collection and support of military members, their families and veterans, the Red Cross is woven into the fabric of our community. Learn more about the history of the Red Cross in our community and how you can be a part of the mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the next century and beyond.

Historical Timeline

The people who dedicate their time and talent to the Red Cross through their volunteer work are truly the lifeblood of our organization. Throughout the past century, thousands of volunteers have responded to disasters, supported military families, taught lifesaving first aid skills, helped provide blood to patients in need and assisted with countless other important duties. Meet some of our current volunteers—Carrie, Louise, Kirsten and Julie. All provide wonderful examples of the work the Red Cross is doing in our local Oregon and Southwest Washington communities.

Watch the videos below to hear why each is so passionate about working with our local Red Cross:

Help us celebrate 100 years in the Cascades Region!

Here’s what you can do to help us fulfill our humanitarian mission for the next 100 years: