Local Red Cross responds to 52 disasters in past month

The American Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two disasters every day. The Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by home fires, floods, wildfires and other disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

Between June 1 and June 30, the local Red Cross responded to 52 disasters and helped to address the needs of people affected by these disasters in communities spanning from Vancouver, WA to Medford, OR (north to south) and Newport, WA to Elgin, OR (west to east). The Red Cross provided disaster assistance, such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services for each of the incidents.

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.

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