Red Cross Teaches Disaster Training

EUGENE, Ore. — An earthquake struck just off the coast of Chile. A landslide partially wiped out a town in Northwestern Washington. Natural disasters are unpredictable, but Red Cross Preparedness Coordinator Henry Soderberg says if you know what to do, you can increase your chances of survival. “Being informed, what kind of disasters can we expect? … Continue reading »

Red Cross Holds Emergency Prep Classes

EUGENE, Ore. — Do you feel prepared in case disaster strikes close to home? If the answer is no, you may be interested in a free class that the American Red Cross is offering. The nonprofit is holding the classes in Portland and Eugene to teach participants how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to … Continue reading »

OSU Holding Blood Drive

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The need never goes away, and if you want to save a life, the Red Cross is looking for blood donors. The nonprofit is holding a blood drive on Oregon State University’s campus all week long. The Red Cross says storms across the country have cancelled hundreds of blood drives. That’s thousands … Continue reading »

Students Volunteer With FAST Program

EUGENE, Ore. — In a sea of yellow and green at Autzen, a group of volunteers stick out in their red jackets. While fans are clapping and cheering for the Ducks, these volunteers are on their toes and ready to help, From handing out a band-aid to saving a life. It’s all part of the … Continue reading »

Red Cross Donations More Than Double

BARNEGAT BAY, NJ (CNN) — A week after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Northeast, relief donations continue to pour in. The American Red Cross has taken in nearly $85 million so far. That’s more than double the $35 million it had raised through Friday morning. The record-breaking storm left a trail of destruction spanning numerous states, … Continue reading »

Oregon Sends Volunteers to Gulf Coast

Two dozen Oregon Red Cross volunteers have been sent to the Gulf Coast to help communities under warning of Hurricane Isaac. Volunteers will help set up shelters in Florida, as well as evacuation stations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The Oregon Pacific Chapter in Eugene sent two volunteers and the Salem chapter sent 10 people. … Continue reading »

American Red Cross Responds to Springfield Resident

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A fire damaged a Springfield home Saturday afternoon. Neighbors say they noticed smoke coming from the house on the 1100 block of M Street. The damage turned out to be minor, but the damage to personal items was noticeable. This is the sixth residential fire the Oregon Red Cross Chapter has responded … Continue reading »