American Red Cross - Chicago
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
The American Red Cross Safe Families Illinois AmeriCorps program educates individuals and families in disaster prevention, preparedness and also teaches life-saving skills. The participants live in rural, low-income and underserved communities throughout Illinois, many of which are at a high-risk for disasters, such as home fires, floods or tornadoes. AmeriCorps members teach classes and provide educational information to individuals and community and faith-based organizations, and at underserved elementary and high schools in these areas.