Friday, December 25, 2015

Red Cross Assisting Over Christmas; Residents Share Their Stories


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 25th, 2015 10:44 AM
OREGON CITY, OR, December 25, 2015 -- Landslide concerns have forced the mandatory evacuation of multiple apartment buildings in Oregon City with local residents finding a safe place to stay over the holidays at the Red Cross shelter at Oregon City High School. Twenty-five local residents stayed at the Red Cross shelter on December 24. Those affected are keeping their families close during the holidays, but a few are willing to tell their stories with
the media on Friday, December 25 at noon at Oregon City High School: 19761 S. Beavercreek
Oregon City, OR.

Red Cross volunteers from across the country have joined the cadre of volunteers from Oregon and Washington who are helping neighbors in need across our flood-ravaged area over the past weeks. This includes teams of shelter workers, nurses and mental health workers, all of who are available to provide motional and health-related resources for those affected by the ongoing weather-related events. Anyone who needs assistance may call the Red Cross at 888-680-1455.

Red Cross Services At-A-Glance
(Services provided through Thursday, December 24, 2015)

* 11 shelter openings
* 160+ shelter registrations
* 8,700+ meals & snacks distributed
* 1,300+ relief items distributed
* 200+ Red Cross workers participating to date

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Financial contributions to the American Red Cross provide hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, and make it possible to help disaster victims anywhere and anytime. Donations are used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Gifts to support the Red Cross Cascades Region disaster response can be made online at, by mail (P.O. Box 4125, Portland, OR 97208), or by phone 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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