Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Our Community Outreach services include speakers, presentations, displays, preparedness materials and information, Transportation, First Aid Team, as well as programs and projects for children and youth.


The American Red Cross provides reliable transportation to get to and from preventative and lifesaving medical appointments such as dialysis, chemotherapy and prenatal exams. Transportation is offered in Boone, Clinton, Hamilton, Huntington, Marion and Tippecanoe Counties free of charge and on a referral basis.

Refer a patient

Individuals may be eligible for this program if they do not have access to reliable transportation and are: ineligible for Medicaid, unable to use public transportation or receiving prenatal care. Physicians, social workers and medical clinics may contact the Red Cross to establish a referral.

To refer a patient who lives in:

  • Boone, Clinton or Tippecanoe County, please call (765) 742-6975
  • Hamilton or Marion County, please call (317) 684-4337
  • Huntington County, please call (260) 356-2910
  • First Aid Team

    The Red Cross provides basic first aid at events throughout Indianapolis and in some other counties. To request first aid team for your public event, call (888) 684-1441.


    The Red Cross Bookmobile is a unique Red Cross initiative that began in 1972. Through our free school-based, summer and pre-school programs, we encourage children to enhance their reading skills by helping them choose books they want to read (and get to keep). For more information, call 317-684-1441.

    The Pillowcase Project

    Learn. Practice. Share.

    The Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. Students learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essentials in a pillowcase for easy transport during a disaster. Students have the opportunity to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they’ve learned with friends and family. The curriculum meets many of the Common Core Standards for grades three to five. The Pillowcase Project is sponsored by Disney. To learn more or to schedule a presentation, call (317) 684-4323 or the Red Cross chapter serving your community.