For more than 90 years, thousands of Oregon Trail Chapter volunteers have provided disaster relief, blood and blood products, health education and services to military families in Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties. We count on the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our volunteers to ensure our history continues well into the future. Clara Barton once said, "It is not in its past that the glories of the Red Cross lie, but in the possibilities it has created for the future."
In the spirit of Oregon ingenuity, the Oregon Trail Chapter developed the "Prepare Oregon" campaign in response to the community asking, "What can I do now?" By encouraging Oregonians to do four simple things: build a disaster supplies kit, make a family emergency plan, get trained in first aid and CPR and schedule regular blood donations, the Chapter helped our state become a model of preparedness. In 2003, the American Red Cross adopted our local campaign and launched, "Together We Prepare" throughout the country.
For more info visit Be Red Cross Ready
, the Oregon Red Cross
, Become a Disaster Responder
or download the Together We Prepare Oregon