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Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director for the Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross Cascades Region on deployment during the Kincade Fire in California in November 2019
Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director for the Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross Cascades Region on deployment during the Kincade Fire in California in November 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY: Interview Opportunity with Local Red Cross Workers Who Recently Deployed to California to Assist with Kincade Wildfire Response (Photo) - 11/19/19

BEND, Ore., Nov. 19, 2019 – As multiple wildfires raged in California earlier this month, the Red Cross Cascades Region (serving Oregon and Southwest Washington) deployed more than 25 volunteers to assist in the massive response effort. That number includes two Red Cross workers from Bend who assisted with the response of providing shelter, food and comfort for those forced to leave their homes with little notice.

WHAT:          Media opportunity with volunteer Rhonda Coleman and Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director, Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross Cascades Region

WHERE:       Bend Red Cross Office – 815 SW Bond St. Suite 110

WHEN:         Wed. Nov. 20, 2019 at 1 p.m.

WHO:           Volunteer Ronda Coleman and Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director, Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross Cascades Region

Ms. Coleman and Ms. McCrindle will be available to speak about their deployment to California to support the Red Cross wildfire response efforts, specifically the Kincade Fire. They will also be able to share the positive impact volunteers have on those experiencing a disaster and how to better prepare your one family for a local disaster.

For planning purposes, please RSVP by Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. to Chad Carter at chad.carter@redcross.org if you would like to participate.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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Red Cross Cascades Region to Offer Prepare Leader Training - 11/14/19

SEASIDE, Ore., Nov. 14, 2019 - The Red Cross Cascades Region will be hosting a Prepare Leader training in Seaside on November 19th, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. The training will take place at Seaside Fire and Rescue (150 S Lincoln St, Seaside, OR 97138). This is a great chance to meet some of the current Red Cross volunteers and learn about the activites happening in Clatsop County.

“This is not only an opportunity to learn about how the Red Cross messages preparedness information, but also opens the door for anyone interested in leading preparedness efforts throughout their community,” Jacleen Simons, Red Cross Cascades Region Preparedness Manager said. “There are so many ways to help prepare individuals of all ages, as long as you have a passion for helping, the Red Cross has an activity to make that happen.”

The Red Cross Preparedness Program helps educate and build resiliency in our communities in a number of ways, including:

  • Leading presentations designed for both adults and elementary-aged children
  • Attending community outreach events to share information and resources available through Red Cross programs
  • Offering free smoke alarm installation and disaster preparedness information to households through our Home Fire Campaign. Home fires are the most frequent disaster the Red Cross responds to in our region, so it is imperative our communities having working smoke alarms and the necessary information of what to do in the case of a home fire.

Over 95% of the Red Cross workforce is made up of volunteers. The work we do to help our communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters is only possible through the support from our dedicated community of volunteers. 

For more information about our programs, or to RSVP to the training, please contact Sam Haffey at sam.haffey@redcross.org or 541-414-7576.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Interview Opportunity with Local Red Cross Staffer Preparing to Deploy to California to Assist with Wildfire Response - 10/29/19

EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 29, 2019 - As multiple wildfires rage in California, the Red Cross Cascades Region (serving Oregon and Southwest Washington) has deployed 14 volunteers (at this time) to assist in the massive response effort. That number includes one Eugene Red Cross staff member who will be assisting with the response of providing shelter, food and comfort for those forced to leave their homes with little notice.

WHAT:          Media opportunity with Carisa Hettich, Executive Director, SW Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross Cascades Region.

WHERE:       Eugene Airport (outside main terminal near Alaska Airlines)

WHEN:          Wed. Oct. 30, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. (Please be on time)

WHO:            Carisa Hettich, Executive Director, SW Oregon Chapter, Red Cross Cascades Region

Carisa Hettich will be available to speak about her deployment to California to support the Red Cross wildfire response efforts. This will be Hettich’s third deployment, following her service during Hurricane Harvey in Texas and last year’s Camp fire in California.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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