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Red Cross Giving Day

You too can give back

Linda Sanders gives credit to her daughter for inspiration to become a Red Cross blood donor.

Last year, local Red Cross volunteers responded to nearly 700 emergency disasters, including home fires and wildfire that burned hundreds of thousands of acres. During March, the organization’s Cascades Region takes time to honor the volunteers who make its mission possible every day.

“When emergencies strike, our community rallies together to help families and individuals when it matters most,” said Dale Kunce, CEO, Red Cross Cascades Region. “We honor this dedication during our Red Cross Month celebration, and we invite everyone to turn their compassion into action by donating, volunteering, giving blood or taking a lifesaving skills course.”

Red Cross volunteer Linda Sanders said she got inspired to become a blood donor because of a medical condition that impacted her daughter.

“When my daughter was 11, she was diagnosed with leukemia and needed blood transfusions. This is my way of paying forward for my many blessings to have my daughter here today,” Sanders said.

You too can give back during Red Cross Month. Visit to make a financial donation, give blood, become a volunteer, or take a class in lifesaving skills, such as first aid and CPR.

On March 23, you can also join our annual Red Cross Giving Day campaign by donating at to help provide shelter, food, relief items, emotional support and other assistance for people affected by disasters big and small.

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