Red Cross Needs Blood Donations

MEDFORD, Ore. — The local Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donations. The national average of people per city that donate is 8 percent, but in the Rogue Valley only 2 percent of residents have donated recently. Over the last 11 weeks, the decline in donations has resulted in about 80,000 fewer donations … Continue reading »

Red Cross Volunteers to Help Washington

MEDFORD, Ore. — Volunteers from Southern Oregon have arrived in Washington to help those impacted by the landslide in Oso. Two volunteers from Klamath Falls and one from Grants Pass have been sent after the Southern Oregon Red Cross was contacted by Washington officials. One of those volunteers will be doing client case work while … Continue reading »

Jackson County Makes Emergency Plans

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — No one is ever sure when a disaster may strike, but when it does, Jackson County authorities and the Red Cross say they have a shelter plan in place. Wednesday, county commissioners signed a memorandum of understanding with the Red Cross for the use of part of the Jackson County Expo … Continue reading »

Thousands Still Without Power

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore .– Snow continued to fall in Josephine County Saturday leaving those who are already without power searching for a place to warm up.¬†As of Saturday evening, more than 7,000 residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties are still without power. “You don’t realize how much you miss that first hot cup of coffee … Continue reading »