Communities across the country count on the Red Cross for help and hope every day — and supporting those in need is at the heart of what we do.
In 2021, more than 5,600 Red Cross volunteers, including over 160 from the Illinois Region deployed to help communities across the country impacted by relentless wildfires, devastating hurricanes and torrential flooding. Our volunteers provided much needed comfort, emotional support, shelter and meals to those affected.
This year as we continue to face the most severe national blood and platelet shortage in more than 10 years, the Red Cross continues to work around the clock to meet the critical need for blood while teaching lifesaving skills to our communities, and supporting our military, veterans and their families.
Thanks to volunteers, blood donors and the generosity of people like you, the Red Cross is able to carry on its mission.
The power is within each of us to help those in need.