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Community Impact

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

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 American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois serves 928,493 people in 17 counties including Cass, Champaign, De Witt, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Piatt, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell, Vermillion and Woodford.

How to Help
To contribute financially, visit To donate blood, visit Find volunteer opportunities at

American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois

Peoria Office
311 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Avenue
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 677-7272

Bloomington Office
1 Westport Court
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 662-0500

Facebook: @American Red Cross of Illinois
Twitter: @RedCrossIL
Instagram: @redcrossil
LinkedIn: @American Red Cross of Illinois

Lynda Hruska, Executive Director
[email protected]
Drew Brown, Regional Communications Manager
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