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Evacuation levels are being downgraded for some areas around the Holiday Farm Fire that’s burned over 166,000 acres and destroyed more than 300 structures.  As can be expected, evacuees are more than ready to come home.

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In Eugene and Springfield, many grassroots efforts have formed to help those affected by the Holiday Farm Fire. Devon Ashbridge with the Lane County Emergency Operations Center said it’s been incredible to see the generosity. She noted one of the best ways to help is by donating money through United Way of Lane County or the Red Cross

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Between wildfire season and the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Cross officials are trying to recruit local volunteers to serve their immediate communities.

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Throughout the pandemic, relief organizations have been pushing for blood donations.  With wildfire season and some travel picking up across the Pacific Northwest, the need remains steady.

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When blood is donated, it’s tested for diseases like HIV and Hepatitis before being sent to hospitals for use. Now, for a limited time, The American Red Cross will test all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies and notify donors whether they have been exposed to the virus.

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Relief agencies and local governments have been urging people more than usual to be well-equipped for any number of catastrophes.  AS KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s all part of National Preparedness Month.

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Recent extreme weather and other factors have caused a blood shortage across the Pacific Northwest.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, demand for donors is high.

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A Level 3 Evacuation Notice has been issued for residents living in the Row River and Coast Fork 100-year floodplains.

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An earthquake preparedness program drew nearly 200 people to South Eugene High School last night. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the essentials of surviving a Cascadian event was the focus.

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The American Red Cross says it’s dealing with a severe blood shortage, in Oregon and the nation as a whole.  The crisis comes ahead of winter, which is a high-need time for blood.

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Disaster can strike at any time…and how you fare could all come down to how prepared you are. The City of Eugene Wednesday hosted an emergency preparedness fair in downtown Eugene.

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Are you ready for a possible disaster, like an earthquake, ice storm, or fire?  The City of Eugene is holding a series of preparedness fairs just for such scenarios. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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People troubled by the destruction and suffering caused by the Chetco Bar Fire in southwestern Oregon -- and Hurricane Harvey in Texas -- can help. 

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With several thousand people in Eugene still without power, a Red Cross shelter at Spencer Butte Middle School will stay open longer.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Red Cross volunteers from Oregon and Southwest Washington are helping with flood relief efforts in Louisiana.

13th Annual Civil War Blood Drive

Nov 10, 2014
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At the end of the month, the Ducks and the Beavers will face off on the football field for the annual Civil War game. For over a decade, Oregonians have been getting involved in the competition themselves by donating blood. 

The Civil War Blood Drive has seen more than 85,000 people donate blood in the past 12 years. Now in its 13th year, Drive sponsors hope to see its largest turnout. Kristi McElhinney from Lane Blood Center shares why the event is so successful: