From disaster response to blood collection; from health and safety training to services for veterans – when there is a need, the Red Cross is there. This past year, the Red Cross responded to 630 local disasters in Oregon and Southwest Washington, impacting more than 2,700 people. The Red Cross provided comfort, hope and more than $500,000 in emergency financial assistance to help those affected by home fires, floods and other local disasters to begin their road to recovery. We collected more than 182,000 units of blood, trained more than 80,000 people in lifesaving skills like CPR and First Aid, supported hundreds of local military families and installed 6,000 smoke alarms in homes that needed them. In 2017, we celebrate 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region. Since 1917, the Red Cross has provided aid and comfort to our armed-service members, instructed civilian responders in lifesaving first aid skills and responded to disasters big and small in Oregon and So uthwest Washington. A century later, the Red Cross is still here, whenever, wherever disasters strike. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the strength of our more than 2,500 local volunteers, the Red Cross will continue to serve our community now and for the next 100 years.
Click here to view our 2016 Year in Review document, which highlights all the amazing things your local Red Cross is doing in the Cascades Region.
Click here to view our End of Year Video that showcases the incredible things our volunteers and staff have accomplished during the myriad disasters that affected every part of the country in 2016.