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Red Cross, Marion County Fire District 1 to install free smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm event in Salem - 04/16/24

Red Cross, Marion County Fire District 1 to install free smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm event in Salem.  

The event will feature players from the Salem Capitals Professional Basketball Team. (Ladders optional) 

[SALEM, OR April 16, 2024] On April 20,2024, volunteers and members of the Red Cross, Marion County Fire District No.1. State Fire Marshal, and the Salem Capitals (https://salemcapitalsbasketball.com/) will team up to install free smoke alarms for local families vulnerable to home fires during a Sound the Alarm event in Salem. This effort is part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save more than 2060 lives since launching in October 2014.   

 WHAT: Sound the Alarm kickoff with remarks and volunteer training, followed by smoke alarm installations at area homes where volunteer teams will also discuss home fire safety with families.  

WHERE: Marion County, Fire District #1, 3820 Cordon Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305  

WHEN: April 20, 2024, kickoff at 9am; smoke alarm installations at area homes until 4 pm  

WHO:   Priscilla Fuentes, Cascades Region CEO 

            Kyle McMann, Fire Chief Marion County Fire District No. 1 

            Mariana Ruiz-Temple, Oregon State Fire Marshal 

Interviews available with speakers following the kickoff.  

VISUALS: Opportunities for photos and b-roll of kickoff remarks, volunteer training and volunteers installing smoke alarms and meeting with local families. We will also feature players from the Salem Capitals professional basketball team installing alarms with or without the need for ladders.  

 

B-roll. Sample smoke alarm installation can be found here and here 

SALEM JOINS THE NATIONAL SOUND THE ALARM EFFORT This Sound the Alarm event is part of a national Red Cross initiative to install 50,000 free smoke alarms with partners in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country. Sound the Alarm events are a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save 2,060 lives since launching in October 2014, including 24 here in the Cascades Region.   

   

This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners:   

About Tektronix:  

  

Tektronix designs and manufactures test and measurement solutions to break through the walls of complexity and accelerate global innovation. Together they empower engineers to create and realize technological advances with ever greater ease, speed, and accuracy. Tektronix solutions have supported many of humankind’s greatest advances of the past 70 years. With offices in 21 countries, they are committed to the scientists, engineers, and technicians around the world who will define the future. Read more at www.tek.com. 

 

About Mountain House:  

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At Mountain House, they’ve been making deliciously satisfying meals for outdoor adventurers since 1969. Every recipe starts with wholesome ingredients, cooked in small batches, then freeze dried to lock-in all the flavor of your comfort food favorites. So, every meal tastes like it should – guaranteed – whether it’s sunrise at hunting camp, midday along the trail or beside the campfire at the end of an epic day. For more information visit www.mountainhouse.com  

  

About Leatherman:  

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Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-quality multipurpose products with distribution in more than 80 countries. The company is built upon three principles: unwavering perseverance, ingenious design, and the ability to save the day. Leatherman has empowered people around the world to solve problems, big and small. Proudly based and manufactured in Portland, Oregon, the brand’s factory is in the same building as the company headquarters. For more information visit www.leatherman.com   

  

 

Make an appointment now to help save lives during National Volunteer Month - 04/09/24

                                     Spring into action: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross 

Make an appointment now to help save lives during National Volunteer Month

Portland, OR (April 9, 2024) — During National Volunteer Month in April, the American Red Cross asks donors to help protect the blood supply by making and keeping blood or platelet donation appointments in the weeks ahead. Donors of all blood types – especially type O blood donors and those giving platelets – are needed now to keep the blood supply strong enough to support critical patient care this spring.

The Red Cross depends on thousands of volunteer blood donors to collect about 12,000 blood donations every single day. With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential in transfusion care. Blood drives and donation centers also depend on the generosity and valuable time of those who make it possible for the Red Cross to help people in need. 

Spring into action – book a time to give lifesaving blood or platelets now by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App. Those who come to give April 8-28, 2024, will receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice, plus be automatically entered to win a $7,000 gift card. There will be two lucky winners. See RedCrossBlood.org/Spring for details. 

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities April 10-28

 

April 10 

Blood Donation Center, 3131 N Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Koin Tower, 222 SW Columbia St., Portland, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Eastmoreland Golf Course, 2425 SE Bybee Blvd., Portland, OR, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 

April 11

Prescott Apartments, 1450 N Prescott St., Portland, OR, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

OHSU Rood Family Pavilion, 3410 S Bond Ave., Portland, OR, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

April 14

Blood Donation Center, 1174 Progress Drive Suite 102, Medford, OR, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

April 15

Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Rd., Portland, OR, 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Elks Lodge 1989, 3464 SW 106th Ave., Beaverton, OR, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fred Meyer Store, 3805 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

King's Way Christian Schools, 3606 NE 78th St., Vancouver, WA, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lausmann Annex, 200 S Ivy St., Medford, OR, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Crater High School Upper Gym, 4410 Rogue Valey Hwy., Central Point, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pilot Butte Station, 425 NE 15th St., Bend, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

April 16

OHSU Beaverton, 15700 SW Greystone Ct., Beaverton, OR, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Dr., Lake Oswego, OR, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3550 W 18th Ave., Eugene, OR, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Eagle Point High School, 203 N. Platt St., Eagle Point, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

April 17

LDS - Mtn View Ward, 1260 NE Thompson, Bend, OR, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

April 19

Pioneer Place, 700 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Smile Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele St., Portland, OR, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Blood Donation Center, 1174 Progress Drive Suite 102, Medford, OR, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

April 22

Blood Donation Center, 815 SW Bond Street Suite 110, Bend, OR, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 

April 23

Tektronix Fitness Center, 14053 SW Karl Braun Dr., Beaverton, OR, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Willamette View, 12705 SE River Rd., Milwaukie, OR, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

VA Medical Center Portland, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

 

April 24

Cleveland High School, 3400 SE 26th Ave., Portland, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Westside Community Church, 18390 SW Farmington Rd., Beaverton, OR, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Keller Williams Realty, 9755 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

April 25

Baja Fresh, 17805 SW 65th Ave., Lake Oswego, OR, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Marquis Companies, 4560 SE International Way, Portland, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton, OR, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

April 28

Platelet Donation Center, 3131 N Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR, 6:30 AM - 1:15 PM

 

Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter your zip code to find additional blood donation opportunities near you.

  

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

Amplify your impact − volunteer! 

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience. 

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood and is the primary blood supplier to 65 hospitals throughout Washington and Oregon; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on social media.

 

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Red Cross, Jackson County Fire District 3 to Install 300 Free Smoke Alarms During Sound the Alarm Event in White City. - 04/02/24

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Red Cross, Jackson County Fire District 3 to install 300 free smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm event in White City. 

Event will feature Red Cross volunteers, firefighters, members of Rogue Credit Union, UNETE, La Clinica and the LDS Church installing smoke alarms. 

(White City, OR April 2, 2024)— On April 6, 2024, Red Cross volunteers and members of the Jackson County Fire District 3 will team up to install more than 300 free smoke alarms for local families vulnerable to home fires during a Sound the Alarm event in White City. This effort is part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save at least 2060 lives (new number), including 24 lives in the Cascades Region since launching in October 2014.  

WHAT: Sound the Alarm kickoff with remarks and volunteer training, followed by smoke alarm installations at area homes where volunteer teams will also discuss home fire safety with famililes. 

WHERE: Jackson County Fire District 3, 8683 Agate Rd, White City, OR 97503

WHEN: April 6, 2024. The kickoff event with speakers will start at 9am; smoke alarm installlations in homes will continue until 3:30pm. 

WHO: Red Cross SW OR Executive Director Carisa Hettich and reps from Jackson Co. Fire Dist. 3.

             Interviews available with speakers following the kickoff. 

VISUALS: Opportunities for photos and b-roll of kickoff remarks, volunteer training and volunteers installing smoke alarms and meeting with local families. 

B-roll of an installation in Jackson County at the home of a resident who survived the 2020 wildfires can be found HERE. 

WHITE CITY JOINS THE NATIONAL SOUND THE ALARM EFFORT. This Sound the Alarm event is part of a national Red Cross initiative to install 50,000 free smoke alarms with partners in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country. Sound the Alarm events are a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which has helped save 2,060 lives (new number) since launching in October 2014, including 24 here in the Cascades Region.  

This work is made possible thanks to generous financial donations from regional partners:  

About Tektronix: 

 

Tektronix designs and manufactures test and measurement solutions to break through the walls of complexity and accelerate global innovation. Together they empower engineers to create and realize technological advances with ever greater ease, speed, and accuracy. Tektronix solutions have supported many of humankind’s greatest advances of the past 70 years. With offices in 21 countries, they are committed to the scientists, engineers, and technicians around the world who will define the future. Read more at www.tek.com. 

About Mountain House: 

 

At Mountain House, they’ve been making deliciously satisfying meals for outdoor adventurers since 1969. Every recipe starts with wholesome ingredients, cooked in small batches, then freeze dried to lock-in all the flavor of your comfort food favorites. So, every meal tastes like it should – guaranteed – whether it’s sunrise at hunting camp, midday along the trail or beside the campfire at the end of an epic day. For more information visit www.mountainhouse.com 

About Leatherman: 

 

Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-quality multipurpose products with distribution in more than 80 countries. The company is built upon three principles: unwavering perseverance, ingenious design, and the ability to save the day. Leatherman has empowered people around the world to solve problems, big and small. Proudly based and manufactured in Portland, Oregon, the brand’s factory is in the same building as the company headquarters. For more information visit www.leatherman.com  

About the American Red Cross: 

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood and is the primary blood supplier to 65 hospitals throughout Washington and Oregon; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members, and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on social media. 

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Share your strength: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross - 03/26/24

Exclusive Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire + Red Cross T-shirt for coming to give through April 7

 

Portland, OR (March 26, 2024) — This spring, the American Red Cross asks donors to help defend the blood supply by giving blood or platelets now to combat a monstrous fact: only 3 out of 100 people donate blood. That’s why we’re teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures to celebrate the epic new film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and inviting donors to rise together and give blood. When donors share their strength by coming to give March 25-April 7, they’ll get an exclusive Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. (Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/GXK.*) 

 

In recent weeks, the Red Cross has seen an encouraging increase in the blood supply, but blood and platelet donation appointments remain vital this month. People of all blood types – especially those with type O blood – are critical to ensuring hospital shelves can be replenished as soon as possible.

 

To book a time to give, visit RedCrossBlood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Additionally, all who come to give April 8-28 will get a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice, plus be automatically entered for a chance to win one of two $7,000 gift cards. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/Spring for details. 

 

Additional upcoming blood donation opportunities March 27-April 15

 

March 27

Fred Meyer, 3500 SE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Lloyd Center Mall, 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Portland Blood Donation Center, 3131 N Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Blood Donation Center, 1860 Hawthorne Ave NE, Salem, OR, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

RRMC-Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Rd, Medford, OR, 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM

 

March 28

Milwaukie Community Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie, OR, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Supply, 5825 SW Arctic Dr, Beaverton, OR, 9:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Blood Donation Center, 3131 N Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rogue Credit Union, 1370 Center Dr., Medford, OR, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

 

April 1

Northwest Christian Church Tigard, 13405 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Starbucks, 3590 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Starbucks, 3348 Gateway St., Springfield, OR, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Riverside Seventh Day Adventist Church-Washougal, 463 N. Shepherd Rd, Washougal, WA, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

April 5

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11305 SW Bull Mountain Rd, Tigard, OR, 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Carmax, 13750 SE Johnson Rd, Milwaukie, OR, 11:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Blood Donation Center, 3131 N Vancouver Avenue, Portland, OR, 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints River Rd, 3132 River Rd, Eugene, OR, 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Coastal Farm & Ranch Eugene, 2200 W. 6th St, Eugene, OR, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

April 9

U.S. Investors International, 12665 SW 69th, Portland, OR, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pacific Audiology Clinic, 5200 S Macadam Ave Ste 200, Portland, OR, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Blood Donation Center, 1174 Progress Drive Suite 102, Medford, OR, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Blood Donation Center, 5109 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver, WA, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 

April 10

Eastmoreland Golf Course, 2425 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, OR, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 

April 13

West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Sikh Center of Oregon, 17514 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

April 15

Biomedical Information Communications Center, 3280 SW Sam Jackson Road, Portland, OR, 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Elks Lodge 1989, 3464 SW 106th Ave, Beaverton, OR, 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fred Meyer, 3805 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Lausmann Annex, 200 S Ivy Street, Medford, OR, 9:30 AM - 03:00 PM

 

  

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

Amplify your impact − volunteer! 

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience. 

 

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood and is the primary blood supplier to 65 hospitals throughout Washington and Oregon; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on social media.

 

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