Red Cross On Set With NewsWatch 12

MEDFORD, Ore. — There are organizations in place to not only help people cope with the immediate shock of devastations, but to make a plan for the future which can sometimes be hard to even think about at first. The Southern Oregon chapter of Red Cross is helping the family in Medford whose home burned … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Now 15% Contained

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — The smoke that filled the sky above Sprague River Monday was mostly gone a day later. Progress on the Moccasin Hill Fire has picked up as more than 400 firefighters are on scene and containment moves to double digits. “Right now, we’re not expecting this fire to turn back on itself … Continue reading »

Jazz Collective to Benefit Philippines

MEDFORD, Ore. – Parts of the Philippines are in rubble after a devastating typhoon. Now, some locals are using their talents to do some good. The Jazz Collective will be performing to benefit the Red Cross. All of the proceeds will go to the organization to help the recovery in the Philippines. It’s happening from … Continue reading »

Local Red Cross Volunteers Head to Flood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local Red Cross volunteers are on their way to help survivors from a devastating Colorado flood. Earlier this month, that flood killed about eight people and left hundreds without homes. Red Cross says the volunteers will help provide shelter  food and counseling. Diane Nelson, one of the local volunteers headed that way, … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Ask for Monetary Donations

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Fire camps have been overwhelmed with donations for firefighters. “Socks, underwear, toiletries, cookies, brownies, bags of chips, you name it and it was being dropped off,” Lt. Mike Shaw from Rural-Metro Fire Department said. And the list goes on, toilet paper, cereal and even magazines. “Even though the initial words … Continue reading »

How to Prepare for Evacuations

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the current fires burning across the region, and the evacuations that have taken place as a result, it’s important to know how to prepare for evacuations if need be. Executive Director of the Southern Oregon chapter of the Red Cross has shared some key ways families and residents can stay a … 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 »