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, nearly 2,000 volunteers provide response, relief and recovery services. They save lives through health and safety training and provide assistance to active military members, their families and local veterans.
On average, we respond to nearly two disasters a day to help families in Oregon and Southwest Washington affected by disasters. Each day we train more 74 people in disaster preparedness, and 138 times a day a person in our region receives life-saving health and safety training. Three times a day we provide services to military members and their families. Every day, we collect more than 650 units of blood and platelets from area donors. These are some amazing numbers that our region is proud of, and our volunteers work day and night to carry the Red Cross mission forward.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
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 1,200 trained volunteers statewide, Red Cross prepares people for emergencies, responds to disasters, provides training in lifesaving skills, educates the community, raises funds and connects families.