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American Red Cross Responded to a Single Family Fire Affecting Two Adults - 09/17/18

On Monday, September 17, 2018 at approximately 20:45 a single family fire broke out in the 3700 block of Lancaster Drive, Ne in Salem affecting a family of two adults.

The Red Cross provided information and assistance for recovery services including lodging and meeting immediate basic needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cross Responded to a Single Family Fire Affecting One Adult and Two Pets - 09/17/18

On Monday, September 17, 2018 at approximately 1800 hours, The Red Cross responded to a disaster that occurred in the 53,000 block of Crocket Rd in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

The Red Cross provided temporary lodging, along with disaster health services, and information about recovery services to help meet basic needs for the one adult and two pets affected by this single family house fire.

 

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire Affecting One Adult in Baker - 09/16/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross responded at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sunday September 16th, in the 34600 block of Old Highway 30 in Baker City, OR. This single-family fire affected 1 adult. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire Affecting Eight People in Kelso - 09/16/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross responded at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Sunday September 16th in the 900 block of South Pacific Avenue in Kelso, WA. This multi-family fire affected 5 adults and 3 children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross: 20,000+ People in More Than 200 Shelters Overnight as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall - 09/14/18

 Local Red Cross sends nearly 40 to help; Holds trainings to recruit new volunteers to deploy

 

EUGENE, Ore., September 14, 2018 — The American Red Cross is helping people in multiple states as Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas with strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous tidal surges. More than 20,000 people sought refuge in more than 200 Red Cross and community shelters Thursday night. As of midnight, 14,000 people were in 124 shelters in North Carolina, and 5,600 people in 59 shelters in South Carolina. An additional 430 people stayed in 23 shelters in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Maryland.

 

Thirty-six local Red Cross Cascades Region (serving Oregon and Southwest Washington) disaster responders from Albany, Astoria, Beaverton, Bend, Clatskanie, Eugene, Florence, Gold Beach, Grants Pass, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Junction City, Medford, Monmouth, Newberg, North Plains, Portland, Salem, and St. Helens, Oregon; and Lyle, Longview, and Vancouver, Washington, are already on the ground in Hawaii, North Carolina and South Carolina to assist with hurricane preparations.

 

RED CROSS RESPONSE About 2,000 Red Cross disaster workers from all over the country have been mobilized to help shelter, feed and support people affected by Florence. Working with partners, the Red Cross has served 47,000 meals and snacks in North Carolina and South Carolina. To bolster relief efforts, the Red Cross is mobilizing nearly 100 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and supplies, including 100,000 ready-to-eat meals and enough cots and blankets for more than 42,000 people.

In order to be ready to assist in the relief efforts related to these potential disasters, the local Red Cross is recruiting volunteer disaster responders. People interested in volunteering for the Red Cross as a disaster responder are encouraged to attend one of several training sessions taking place across the region next week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Riverbend Annex in the Rainer Conference Room
123 International Way
Springfield, OR 97477
Register: https://medfordredcrossorientation.eventbrite.com

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – SALEM
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross West Salem Office
675 Orchard Heights Rd. NW
Suite #200
Salem, OR 97304
Register: https://salemredcrossorientation2.eventbrite.com

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – LA GRANDE
1 – 4 p.m.
Red Cross La Grande Office
1806 Cove Ave.
La Grande, OR 97850
Register: https://lagranderedcrossorientation.eventbrite.com

 

Friday, September 21, 2018 – PORTLAND
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Portland Office
3131 N Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
Register: https://portlandredcrossorientation2.eventbrite.com   

 

Friday, September 21, 2018 – ASTORIA
6 - 9 p.m.
Clatsop Community College
Astoria Campus
1651 Lexington Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103
Register: https://astoriaredcrossorientation.eventbrite.com   

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by Hurricane Florence by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

 

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Florence relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.

The best way to ensure your donation will go to a specific disaster is to write the specific disaster name in the memo line of a check. We also recommend completing and mailing the donation form on redcross.org with your check.

 

PLEASE GIVE BLOOD More than 140 blood drives have been canceled through early next week due to Hurricane Florence, resulting in over 4,200 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Eligible donors in unaffected areas are urged to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets to help maintain the nation’s blood supply. There is a critical need to platelet and type O blood donations. Appointments can be made by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

MAKE A DONATION The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people

affected by Hurricane Matthew in the U.S. by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS to make

a donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this

disaster.

 

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP Everyone should download the Red Cross Emergency App to have

safety information available on their mobile device, including emergency weather alerts, preparedness

information and shelter locations. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching

for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

 

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire Affecting Eighteen People in Central Point - 09/14/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross responded at approximately 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, in the 50 block of South 9th St., Central Point, Oregon. This multil-family fire affected 11 adults and 7 children. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire Affecting Two People in Bend - 09/11/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross responded at approximately 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, in the 62000 block of Larkview Rd. In Bend, OR. This single family fire affected 1 adult and 1 child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Local Red Cross to Hold Volunteer Recruitment and Training Sessions Across Oregon & SW Washington - 09/10/18

Local Red Cross sends 13 to help in Hawaii and Southeastern U.S.; Holds training to recruit new volunteers to deploy

PORTLAND, Ore., September 10, 2018 – As we reach the peak of hurricane season, several powerful and potentially destructive storms are currently threatening to impact thousands of people in the United States and nearby countries. In order to be ready to assist in the relief efforts related to these potential disasters, the local Red Cross Cascades Region (serving Oregon and Southwest Washington) is recruiting volunteer disaster responders. People interested in volunteering for the Red Cross as a disaster responder are encouraged to attend one of seven training sessions taking place across the region this week.

Thirteen Red Cross disaster responders from Beaverton, Bend, Clatskanie, Gold Beach, North Plains, Portland, Salem, St. Helens, Oregon, and Longview and Vancouver, Washington, are already either on the ground or on their way to Hawaii, North Carolina and South Carolina to assist with hurricane preparations. In coordination with government and community partners, Red Crossers are preparing strategic shelter and warehouse locations, and stocking food, cots, blankets and other relief supplies to help people in harm's way.

The local Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help with Hurricanes Florence and Olivia, as well as other disasters. At volunteer training sessions this week, Red Cross staff will present an overview of disaster deployment basics, and new volunteers will have the opportunity to speak with Red Cross workers, learn about volunteer opportunities and sign up to volunteer on site. No RSVP is required.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – SALEM
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Salem Office
675 Orchard Heights Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – ROSEBURG
1 – 4 p.m.
Red Cross Roseburg Office
1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97471

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – VANCOUVER
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Vancouver Office
5109 NE 82nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98662

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – ST. HELENS
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OSU Extension Center
505 N Columbia River Hwy.
St. Helens, OR 97051

Friday, September 14, 2018 – BEND
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Bend Office
815 SW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97702

Friday, September 14, 2018 – PORTLAND
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Portland Office
3131 N. Vancouver Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Friday, September 14, 2018 – MEDFORD
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Medford Office
1050 Crater Lake Ave.
Medford, OR 97504

MAKE A DONATION The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Matthew in the U.S. by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS to make a donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

 

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP Everyone should download the Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on their mobile device, including emergency weather alerts, preparedness information and shelter locations. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

 

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/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire Affecting 15 People in Eugene - 09/08/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 8, 2018 in the 1000 block of Dalton Drive in Eugene, Lane County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected 11 adults and for children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire Affecting Three People in Coos Bay - 09/07/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday, Sep. 7, 2018 in the 92000 block of Cape Arago Highway in Coos Bay, Coos County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire Affecting Four People in Philomath - 09/07/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:00 p.m. Friday, Sep. 7, 2018 in the 300 block of N. 18th Street in Philomath, Benton County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults, two children and four pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire Affecting One Person in Beaverton - 09/03/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:45 p.m. Monday, Sep. 3, 2018 in the 9600 block of Denney Road in Beaverton, Washington County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Fire Affecting Seven People in Dexter - 09/03/18

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 6:45 p.m. Monday, Sep. 3, 2018 in the 38000 block of Highway 58 in Dexter, Lane County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected four adults and three children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Opens Wildfire Evacuation Shelter in Grants Pass, OR - 09/02/18

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for wildfire evacuees in Grants Pass, Oregon, due to the fire near Hugo. 

The shelter is located at:

Josephine County Fairground
Arts and Crafts Building
1451 Fairgrounds Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527

Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Responders Assist Three in SE Portland After Single-Family Fire - 09/02/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Sunday September 2, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the 700 block SE 170th Drive in Portland, Oregon. This single-family fire affected one adult, two children and dogs.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, disaster health services, disaster mental health services, and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Responders Assist Three in Springfield after Tree Falls on House - 08/30/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a tree falling onto a home on August 30, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of Game Farm Road in Springfield, Oregon. This disaster affected two adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Responders Assist Six in Molalla After Single-Family Fire - 08/29/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 29, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 34400 block of S Sawtell Road in Molalla, Oregon. The single-family fire affected five adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, disaster health services, and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Responders Assist Three After Single-Family Fire in Keizer - 08/29/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 29, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of St. Charles Street NE in Keizer, Oregon. The single-family fire affected two adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, disaster health services, and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Responders Assist After Single-Family Fire in Willamina - 08/29/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 29, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the 25000 block of Yamhill River Road in Willamina, Oregon. The single-family fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, disaster health services, and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responders Assist Family After Fire in Salem - 08/28/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 27, 2018, at approximately midnight in the 62600 block of Evergreen Court NE in Salem, Oregon. The single-family fire affected two adults and two pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One family in Salem - 08/26/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 25, 2018, at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 6000 block of Nelson Place  in Salem, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including one adult and four children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One family in Beaverton - 08/26/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 26, 2018, at approximately 4:40 p.m. in the 6900 block of SW King Boulevard in Beaverton, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including two adults and four children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Wildfire Evacuation Shelter Opened in Gold Hill, OR - 08/22/18

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for wildfire evacuees in Gold Hill, Oregon, due to the Ramsey Canyon Fire.

 

The shelter is located at:

Hanby Middle School

806 6th Ave.

Gold Hill, OR 97525

 

Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

 

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/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.