August 10, 2016

American Red Cross July activity update

News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region


LOCAL RED CROSS RESPONDS
TO 83 DISASTERS IN THE PAST MONTH


PORTLAND -- Between July 1 and July 31, the local Red Cross responded to 83 disasters (largely home fires and wildfires) and helped to address the needs of people affected by these disasters in communities throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Red Cross staff and volunteers provided disaster assistance, such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services in locations spanning from Longview, WA to Klamath Falls, OR and Milton-Freewater, OR to North Bend, OR. 


  Below includes locations assisted around the Central Oregon area, a full list is available online at American Red Cross website.  

  July 3, at 8 p.m., in the 1000 block of SE Lincoln Rd in Prineville,OR, Crook County. This single-family fire affected two adults.

  July 7, at 12:30 p.m., in the 17000 block of Webster Road in Gladstone,OR, Washington County. This single family fire affected four adults and nine children. 

  July 10, at 2:30 p.m., in the 200 block SW Rimrock Way in Redmond, OR, Deschutes County. This transportation accident affected three adults and four pets. 

  July 12, at 6 a.m., in the 3500 block of S 6th St in Klamath Falls, OR, Klamath County. This single family fire affected 1 adult.

  July 21, at 10 a.m., in the 1900 block of SE Spruce Lane in Prineville, OR, Crook County. This single family fire affected three adults. 

  July 21, at 5 p.m., in the 2300 block of Oitz Loop in Warm Springs, OR, Jefferson County. This single family fire affected four adults. 

  July 21, at 5 p.m., in the 1600 block of East 12th in The Dalles, OR, Wasco County. This single family fire affected one adult.  

  July 28, at 5:30 p.m., in the 300 block of Matin Street in Klamath Falls, OR, Klamath County. This single family fire affected four adults, four children, and one pet. 

  July 31, at 5:30 p.m., in the 400 block of S. 4th St in Klamath Falls, OR, Klamath County. This single family fire affected two adults. 



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 visitredcross.org/Cascades or visit us on Twitter and Instagram at @RedCrossCasc.

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