Illinois River Valley

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Welcome to the American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley

The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley serves1.1 million people in six counties in Northern Illinois including Kankakee, Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle and Putnam.



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Blood Drive on Route 66 helps save lives

    Date: July 26
      Time: 1:00 - 7:00 pm
        Location: Rialto Square Theatre, 15 E. Van Buren St., Joliet
Donated blood may be used to help accident victims, surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. There is no substitute for donated blood products. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, sponsor code: Route66 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.


American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley
Executive Director
Ken Cozzi
(630) 378.0344 x 6168

Disaster Cycle Services
Mark Nienhuis at
Jeremiah LaPlante at

Volunteer Services
Lauren Ketelaar at

Service to the Armed Forces
Please call 877-272-7337

Susan Westerfield at

Board of Directors:

Brent Hassert, Brent Hassert Consulting
Debi Blocker, Not for Profit Consultant
Dr. Arvid Johnson, University of St. Francis
Tricia Simpson, ExxonMobil
Jim Roolf, First Midwest Bank
Brother James Gaffney, Lewis University (Retired)
J.D. Ross, Joliet Junior College (Retired)
Jim Bassett, Bassett Management Services
Christina Van Yperen, Grundy County Chamber of Commerce
Dave Nagel, Presence St. Mary's
Dwight Baird, Kendall County Sherriff
Jack Daly, WCSJ - FM Radio