American Red Cross Video Feeds Now Available

December 13, 2007

All material from ARC video crews is available for viewing and download via our FTP site.

To access the FTP site go to:

In the e-mail address field, type oregonflood (as written: lower case – one word)

Password: redcross (again, as written)

In the index page that follows, just click on the link for the video you want to see.

A page will build (after a few moments) that includes a viewing frame with a still image from the video.  To view the video, just click on the image. QuickTime must be installed on the computer for this video to be seen. (most computers used by TV personnel will have it installed) It’s a free plug-in from Apple available at

The video can either be viewed for preview, or downloaded by newsroom personnel for broadcast. The video is a MPEG-2 program stream file – high resolution for broadcast.

Red Cross pledge: We help victims of all disasters, large and small

December 11, 2007

PORTLAND, Ore.The American Red Cross would like to express its gratitude to for the generous support Oregonians are demonstrating by helping their neighbors affected by the recent flooding in Clatsop, Colombia, Coos, Lincoln, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties. Our disaster response volunteers are working long hours with community partners to continue meeting the needs of families impacted by these tragic events so close to the holidays.   Read the rest of this entry »

Right time and place

December 10, 2007


He has been dubbed the “Red Cross Baby.” Dagoh Jackson Howell-Patron was born late in the evening on December, 9, weighing 7lbs. 4oz. and measuring 20.5 inches in length. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Residents Begin Cleaning Up

December 10, 2007


Dozens of residents, including Angela Tauscher are picking up tarps, brooms and other supplies at the Red Cross distribution center at Bethel Church in Chehalis, Wash. after receiving assistance at the co-located service center. Angela lost the bottom floor of her home to flood waters that is now, inches of thick of smelly mud. Read the rest of this entry »

Small things matter

December 10, 2007


At nine months pregnant, with only days before her due date, the last thing Cassie Brandt thought she would be doing was wading through waist deep water to escape her home flooded home. Read the rest of this entry »

More Assistance Available from Volunteers

December 10, 2007


Beverly Patrick was the first person to visit with Red Cross caseworker, Jim Whitehouse, when he arrived at the Jesus Christ Church of Latter-day Saints in Centralia, Wash. Read the rest of this entry »

Close to home

December 10, 2007

One week ago, as helicopters hovered and sirens blared throughout the small town of Centralia, Wash., lifelong resident and retired Red Cross volunteer, D.J. Sweeney, was pulling out her Red Cross hat and gearing herself up to help with what would become the worst flood she had ever seen hit her hometown. As soon as she learned the waters began to flood neighboring homes, she called into her local Red Cross office to find out how she could help. She hadn’t been an active volunteer for a while because she was caring for an ailing relative, but she was trained and knew they would need help. Minutes later, she was on her way to one of several Red Cross shelters already set up to receive evacuees. Read the rest of this entry »