Greater Chicago Region Ready 365

  • Chicago Red Cross, Ready 365, Disaster Response Photo

Every day, the American Red Cross assists people who face disasters. We secure food and lodging for the family struck by a home fire. We provide clean-up supplies to the couple whose basement was flooded. We give the child who has lost everything the immediate psychological care she needs and a toy to call her own.

We have prevented and relieved suffering, one day at a time, for more than 130 years. In that time, we have served millions of people. They lived in small towns and big cities across the United States and around the world.

Wherever they were, they had one thing in common. They knew where to turn when disaster struck. They knew that—365 days a year—the American Red Cross was ready to help.

Through the Ready 365 Giving Program, you can help, too. When you join our corporate membership program, your company stands with the Red Cross as we provide lifesaving services. You are with us each day as we...

  • Respond to an average of 3-4 home fires and other disasters;
  • Collect blood to ensure it is there when needed;
  • Empower over 500 people with lifesaving courses such as First Aid/CPR and Water Safety; and
  • Assist military members, veterans and their families.
  • Members-only reports and unprecedented access to area Red Cross leaders make it easy to stay connected to our activities. Signature benefits, such as listing your company’s name in a local media release, showcase your commitment to the Red Cross.

    The companies featured below understand the importance of supporting the American Red Cross. We thank them for their ongoing support and commitment to our mission.


    Red Cross Chicago Sponsors Grainger
    Red Cross Chicago Sponsor Motorola


    Red Cross Chicago Sponsors Zurich


    Red Cross Chicago Supporter CNH
    Red Cross Chicago Supporter Mead Johnson


    Red Cross Chicago Supporter ACE Hardware
    Red Cross Chicago Supporter Blue Cross
    Red Cross Chicago Supporter CDW
    Red Cross Chicago Supporter First Alert
    Red Cross Chicago Supporter GCM
    Red Cross Chicago Sponsor GE
    Red Cross Chicago Supporter Latham & Watkins
    Red Cross Chicago Supporter USG

    To find out more about membership in the Greater Chicago Ready 365 program, please contact Steve Birkhauser at (312) 729-6163 or