About Us

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The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help our neighbors across the street, across the country, and across the world.
With the help of more than 4,000 passionate, dedicated volunteers just like you, the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago & Northern Illinois serves more than 9.5 million people in northeastern Illinois.
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help our neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Locally we respond to 1,200 disasters every year and teach more than a quarter million people in Chicagoland each year health, safety and disaster preparedness skills.

Our Mission

As reflected in the Red Cross mission, the Chicago Region seeks to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural and human-caused disasters through the immediate mobilization of people and resources and the provision of community, workplace, and school-based training.

Beyond disaster relief, the Region delivers Community Disaster Education, First Aid/CPR, HIV/AIDS prevention, and other types of life-saving health and safety training to thousands of people across our region to help people prevent, prepare, and respond to emergencies.