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Salem-News.com (Dec-10-2009 00:44)

Warming Center Opens in Salem

Red Cross responds to need for emergency sheltering of vulnerable.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Red Cross Warming Center in Portland Volunteers with the Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross are opening a Warming Center in Salem tonight to help shelter people from the cold weather. The site for the Warming Center will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall located at 630 Hood St NE in Salem.

The shelter is open until 7:00 a.m. today, and then will open at 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. Weekend hours to be determined based on need.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2009 01:30)

Oregon and SW Washington Weather Closures and Alerts

So far the reports are few, we will keep you updated, this information includes Red Cross tips for making it through cold winter conditions.

(SALEM, Ore.) - police lights Any time the weather turns dangerous outside, our staff kicks into high gear, prepared to bring you the latest information on closures of everything from schools and government buildings, to private industry, higher education, and all types of transportation routes.

Additionally, this report contains a number of important tips that will help families retain a higher level of comfort while raising the safety level during the bitter, cold days ahead.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-16-2009 16:52)

`Real Heroes Wanted` for Upcoming Red Cross Event

The nomination deadline of May 1st is approaching.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Willamette Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross The Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting nominations for the 2009 Real Heroes event until May 1, 2009.

Real Hero nominees may be a friend, family member, neighbor, firefighter, member of the military, police officer or a worker in a social service or government agency.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-28-2008 11:25)

Oregonians Deploy for Tropical Storm Gustav

The death toll from Gustav is already up to 23 in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Though Tropical Storm Gustav isn't projected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast until the end of Labor Day weekend, the American Red Cross is preparing for the anticipated hurricane by deploying volunteers and staging supplies in key communities.

Six volunteers from the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross will leave for Baton Rouge, LA today to assist with setting up shelters for residents as needed.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2008 15:04)

Local Red Cross Chapter Seeks Heroes

The event is a vehicle to acknowledge the life-saving contributions of individuals & groups in the Marion/Polk community.

(SALEM, Ore.) - US and Red Cross Flag The Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting nominations for its prestigious Real Heroes Awards. There are nine categories of heroes and the deadline for submission is May 1st 2008.

The awards will be presented at the Real Heroes Breakfast on September 4th 2008. The event is held in September not only because it is National Disaster Preparedness Month but also as a time when we recall the incredible heroism of so many Americans following the attacks of September 11th.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2008 17:11)

Red Cross Helps Monmouth Resident in Wake of Fire

The Red Cross provided Sparks with support for food, clothing and shoes.

(MONMOUTH, Ore.) - Red Cross flag A team of two volunteers with the Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to the scene of a house fire on Old Fort Road in Monmouth Monday.

They say the homeowner, 73-year old Sandy Sparks of Monmouth, was having Easter Dinner with her family when the fire burned her home Sunday afternoon/evening. A house guest was also away from the home at the time of the fire.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-16-2008 21:25)

Salem Apartment Fire Displaces Ten People

The Willamette Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross in Salem assisted 8 out of the 10 people who were misplaced from their homes. Holmstrom says 6 adults and 4 kids were affected.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Apartment fire in Salem, Oregon, 1-16-08 An apartment fire in Salem burned out of control for almost twenty minutes today as firefighters were forced to cut into the siding to reach and extinguish the flames at 3353 Willow Court SE. Salem Fire Department Spokesman Bill Holmstrom says units were called out at 1:42 PM to this fire at the Clark Creek Apartments.

He explained that an upstairs neighbor, Virginia Herrera, notice smoke coming out her stove vent. She called 9-1-1 and had her family evacuate.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-21-2007 15:55)

American Red Cross Willamette Chapter Celebrates 90 Year Anniversary

Volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate the American Red Cross Willamette Chapter’s 90th year of service in Marion and Polk Counties.

(SALEM) - Red Cross volunteers Twenty three volunteers and three area businesses were specially honored, and an 8-minute video featuring local volunteers was shown at the event. The video briefly details the 1917 origins of the local Red Cross and moves to present day services.

Two AmeriCorps members were among the honorees. The AmeriCorps network of local, state, and national service programs engages more than 70,000 Americans in intensive service each year.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-04-2007 02:01)

Salem Red Cross Volunteers Will Provide Emergency Relief in Florida

The local chapter of the American Red Cross frequently assists disaster victims in other regions of the country.

(SALEM) - Sherry Hinkle of Monmouth, Red Vanis of Keizer and George Booth of Nehalem (bottom right) Three volunteers of the Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross have been assigned to the Red Cross tornado relief effort in Florida.

A national appeal was made late Saturday afternoon for 426 Red Cross volunteers, needed to assist with the tornado relief effort underway in Florida.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-20-2007 18:03)

Oregon Red Cross in Urgent Need of Blood And Platelet Donors

Salem-Keizer blood drives for the coming weeks are listed at the end of this story.

(PORTLAND) - United States and Red Cross flag The fallout continues from the recent winter storm that made it’s way over Oregon this past week.

The American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter expects the recent storms and lack of blood donations to result in further shortages in the blood supply.

Currently, five blood types are at a half-day supply or lower, including types O-, O+, A-, B- and AB-.

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