American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois

American Red Cross

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

Disaster Cycle Services
The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family, to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.

Service To Armed Forces
The Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans each year.

Biomedical Services
Your donations of blood are what make the American Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. Each year, nearly four million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40 percent of America’s blood supply.

Preparedness, Health & Safety
The Red Cross is the nation’s leading provider of health and safety courses, such as CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard training. Each year, more than nine million Americans participate in our training programs, including first responders, educators, babysitters and people who want to be prepared to help others in an emergency.

Volunteer Services
Red Cross volunteers touch lives every day. They carry out 90 percent of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. Your time and talent can make a real difference in people’s lives.

How to Help
To donate, give blood, become a volunteer or take a class, visit

American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois
311 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Avenue
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 677-7272

Facebook: @RedCrossCSIL
Twitter: @RedCrossCSIL

Lyn Hruska, Regional Chief Executive Officer
Trish Burnett, Executive Director, Quad Cities & West Central Illinois
Dawn Morris, Executive Director, South Central Illinois
Patrick Gavin, Regional Chief Development Officer
Maria Henneberry, Regional Communication Director
Kendra Henson, Regional Volunteer Services Officer
Brooke Mehaffey, Regional Chief Administrative Officer
Alyssa Pollock, Regional Disaster Officer
Crystal Smith, Regional Director, Service to Armed Forces and International Services