Volunteers Hand Out Free Smoke Detectors

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers were in Springfield Saturday to educate community members about fire safety and prevention. The Red Cross says house fires cause more casualties than any other type of disaster, so Saturday more than 100 volunteers walked door to door to educate community members about the importance of smoke detectors. These volunteers introduced … Continue reading »

Heat Related Illnesses at Autzen Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — First Aid volunteers were busy at Autzen Stadium this weekend as dozens of people suffered from heat-related illnesses during the Ducks game. Around 30 volunteers from the Red Cross helped about 50 people during the game. Throughout Autzen volunteers staffed 10 different First Aid Stations and set up a rehydration station for … Continue reading »

Helping Tornado Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — The local Red Cross is accepting donations, to help victims of the tornadoes. It says the best way to get supplies to those in need is with a cash donations. It uses those donations to pay for food, shelter and emergency equipment to help victims. American Red Cross Chapter Executive Meghan O’hara … Continue reading »

Men Lose Home to Fire in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a fire in Eugene overnight Monday, that left two men without a home. Eugene-Springfield Fire got the call around midnight, for a house fire on the 3800 block of East 21st Avenue. Investigators say the flames started in the back of the home and engulfed the entire house. They … Continue reading »

Eugene Red Cross Responds to Mudslide

EUGENE, Ore. –  Twenty-four deaths have been confirmed from the mudslide in Oso, Wash., and crews across the nation are helping survivors – including the American Red Cross chapter in Eugene. The search continues for those who are still missing, but in the meantime, nonprofits are working with survivors to provide basic needs. The American … Continue reading »

Learning How to Prepare for Disasters

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people spent Saturday afternoon learning how to prepare for natural disasters. It was all part of an event put on at Alton Baker Park to raise awareness to the possibility of a disaster hitting the area. The Red Cross, Northwest Natural, and other disaster relief companies joined together to educate … Continue reading »

Blood Donations Needed Before Holiday

EUGENE, Ore. – As the summer ends, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help guarantee supplies over the Labor Day weekend. Those who donate between August 26 and September 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards. “The summer may be coming to an end, … Continue reading »

Red Cross Shelter Open for Evacuees

GLENDALE, Ore. — The American Red Cross Cascades Region has opened a shelter for residents being evacuated by the Douglas Complex wildfire. The shelter is located at the Glendale Elementary School, 100 Pacific Ave. Individuals seeking assistance regarding Red Cross services can call 888-680-1455.      

Local Volunteers Help Tornado Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — Even though Moore, Oklahoma is nearly 2,000 miles away, two Red Cross volunteers from Oregon are heading there to offer a helping hand. One of the volunteers is from Albany and the other is from Portland. Both are what the Red Cross calls top-level volunteers; they’ve responded to a number of disasters … Continue reading »

Red Cross Offers Free Preparedness Class

EUGENE, Ore. – The Red Cross Oregon Pacific Chapter is offering a disaster preparedness class Tuesday. The chapter will provide information on how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters. Participants will learn to make disaster plans, establish family meeting places and understand emergency communication strategies. The free class is from 6-7 p.m. at … Continue reading »

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