The American Red Cross is a Humanitarian Organization. With the help of more than 4,000 dedicated, passionate, dedicated volunteers the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago serves more than 9.6 million people in northeastern Illinois and northwest Indiana. Counties within our jurisdiction include Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Lake, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Will, DeKalb, and Kankakee in Illinois, and Jasper, Lake and Newton in Indiana.
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, 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.