Join the American Red Cross at the Illinois State Capitol this Wednesday 3/22 to celebrate Red Cross Month, learn more about the services the organization provides to individuals throughout the Illinois region and find out how to become a volunteer.
WHAT: Red Cross Day at the Illinois State Capitol will feature Red Cross staff and volunteers from across the state of Illinois, along with a declaration in the Illinois House of Representatives, declaring March as Red Cross Month and March 22 as Red Cross Giving Day. Illinois Red Cross CEO, Celena Roldán Sarillo will be present at all events and available for scheduled interviews.
WHERE: Illinois State Capitol, 401 S 2nd St, Springfield
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
8:00a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Red Cross emergency response vehicles (ERV’s) from Decatur and Peoria in parking lots R and M serving coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Information tables hosted by Red Cross staff members in the Capitol Rotunda. Learn about the American Red Cross lines of service including, disaster response, blood collection, service to the armed forces, lifesaving training services and how to volunteer.
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion, recognizing Red Cross volunteers
Celena Roldán Sarillo, CEO, Red Cross Illinois region
Deputy Governor Sol Flores - Proclamation March Is Red Cross Month
Grace Hou, Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
HR0142 first reading in the House chamber
Declares March as Red Cross Month and March 22 as Red Cross Giving Day
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.