In the Cascades Region, which covers the vast area of Oregon and Southwest Washington, approximately 2,600 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.
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.